The Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that 3 British soldiers are being investigated for allegations that they abused an Iraqi detainee.
The soldiers were adverted to a military prosecutor last month and could face war crimes charges, said a ministry spokeswoman, not giving the details of abuse allegations as the case was currently in process.
The ministry said in an emailed statement, “We have acknowledged that if these allegations do prove to be true then they could be prosecuted as war crimes,”
“That is why we have set up the Iraq Historical Allegations Team to investigate allegations thoroughly,” it said.
United Kingdom, Washington’s main ally in the 2003 US-led Iraq war, called back its last forces from the country in 2009.