The Ministry of Defence confirmed the claims of ill treatment in the war-torn country between 2005 and 2013 were made by 150 individuals. The reality of 21st-century warfare is now that anyone in the world, even our enemies, can make any allegation against British forces no matter how absurd, and the British government and Army will stand and watch in utter indifference as it destroys their lives and careers. Members of the Royal Military Police are investigating as part of Operation Northmoor. Previously criminal investigations into the conduct of British armed forces personnel had largely focused on actions in Iraq. A British serviceman facing prosecution over the death of an Iraqi teenager said the Army had “failed in its most basic duty of care” by abandoning its troops to be hounded for abuse claims. Details of the Afghanistan investigation came as three former and current Army servicemen prepare to face court over the death of a 19-year-old in a waterway near Basra 13 years ago despite earlier being cleared of any wrongdoing.
The Army Has betrayed its finest people by leaving them unsupported to be pursued through the courts. The Iraq Historic Allegations Team which investigates allegations of murder and abuse by British soldiers in Iraq, has come under fire for its handling of allegations. The Army has surrendered its own powers of discipline and investigation to a private company and betrayed its finest people to protect itself from scrutiny at the highest levels and also sacrificed junior ranks to protect themselves while veterans who have been persecuted for years by Ihat and haven’t received any support from the Army. Concerns have also been raised over the claims lodged with Ihat on a industrial scale.
theresa may claims that action has been taken to address false claims and The Iraq historic allegations team’s work would be completed by the end of 2019.