The Guardian view on Iraqi civilian deaths: a belated apology is not enough | Editorial

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The inquiry into a teenager’s drowning highlights the need for a fuller account of policy decisions and failures at high command

You do not need to imagine the fear of a 15-year-old boy struggling to keep his head above water. It is set out explicitly in the testimony of one of the British soldiers who forced Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali into an Iraqi canal: the teenager was panicking, he said. And still the four men turned their backs and drove away as he drowned.

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