UK troops condemned over drowning of Iraqi boy forced into canal

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Judge heading inquest-style hearing into civilian deaths after Iraq invasion attacks soldiers’ failure to save teenager

British soldiers who forced a 15-year-old Iraqi boy into a canal and watched him drown after the 2003 invasion of the country have been condemned by a judge heading an inquiry into the incident.

Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali was one of a number of Iraqi civilians who were forced into canals and rivers as British troops struggled to contain widespread looting that was triggered by the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime.

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