British troops are facing eleven separate inquiries into their conduct in Iraq where eleven Iraqis died in UK custody.
According to British media reports, the inquests will take an average of three months and will cost taxpayers a total of 2-million pounds. The new inquiries were ordered by the Ministry of Defence following a High Court ruling regarding a probe into Iraqi civilian deaths. The incidents took place during the US-led invasion of Iraq. The scale of investigation into UK troop actions in Iraq is revealed one day after another soldier was jailed for a minimum of ten years for killing an injured insurgent in Afghanistan.