British daily publishes shocking pictures of how troops tortured Iraqi captive
Shocking pictures in Britain's Daily Mirror Saturday showed a hooded Iraqi captive beaten by British troops before being thrown from a moving truck and left to die.
The prisoner, aged 18-20, begged for mercy as he was battered with rifle butts and batons in the head and groin, was kicked, stamped and urinated on, and had a gun barrel forced into his mouth.
According to the editors of the newspaper, theses pictures were handed to them by one of the attackers and a colleague.
Reacting to the publication of the new images, Britain's Chief of the General Staff General Sir Michael Jackson said: "If this is proven, the perpetrators are not fit to wear the Queen's uniform. They have besmirched the good name of the Army and its honor."
The Prime Minister office said: "The Prime Minister fully endorses the general's statement." (Albawaba.com)
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