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All Iraq

Nov04

Tens killed and hundreds injured in several Iraq car bombs

Nov 4 2010 At least 63 people killed and hundreds more wounded as multiple bombs hit mostly Shia neighbourhoods in Iraqi capital. A series of explosions across Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, has killed at least 63 people and wounded 285 others, hospital and police officials say. The bombings began at about 6:15pm local time on Tuesday and took place in at least 10 neighbourhoods, involving booby-trapped cars, roadside bombs and mortar strikes. “Ten cars exploded with bombs inside them. There were also four roadside bombs and two sticky bombs,” said Major General Qassim al-Moussawi, a Baghdad security spokesman. The attacks appeared directed mostly at the city’s majority Shia...

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Nov01

Fresh investigation reveals new cases of UK troops abusing Iraqi’s

Nov 1 2010 A specialist team appointed by the government to investigate claims of abuse by British troops in Iraq has received 90 complaints involving 128 Iraqi civilians. The files, relating to allegations between March 2003 and July 2009, have been sent to Geoff White, a former head of Staffordshire CID, who heads the Iraq historic allegations team. The unit, the creation of which was announced in March, comprises 80 staff including military investigators and former Scotland Yard homicide detectives. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “The team is investigating all alleged cases of abuse by UK service personnel in Iraq and will identify any action that needs to be taken. We...

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Oct24

Iraq war leaks: UN calls on Obama to investigate human rights abuses

24 Oct 2010 The UN has called on Barack Obama to order a full investigation of US forces’ involvement in human rights abuses in Iraq after a massive leak of military documents that detail torture, summary executions and war crimes. The call, by the UN’s chief investigator on torture, Manfred Nowak, came as Phil Shiner, human rights specialist at Public Interest Lawyers in the UK, warned that some of the deaths documented in the Iraq war logs could have involved British forces and would be pursued through the UK courts. He demanded a public inquiry into allegations that British troops were responsible for civilian deaths during the conflict. The Guardian has analysed the 400,000...

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