The claims that SAS forces killed numerous unarmed civilians during nighttime operations in Afghanistan have prompted ministers to initiate an investigation.
The panel would have the legal authority to compel witnesses to provide testimony, according to defense minister Andrew Murrison. A review, according to the administration, will only look at how the claims were handled. A day after the BBC released a follow-up investigation on a 2012 raid in which British special forces killed four individuals, including a lady, and shot two infant boys, Mr. Murrison made a statement to the House of Commons. As opposed to the government’s earlier this year suggested review, the announcement of an independent statutory probe broadens the inquiry’s purview and gives the judge overseeing it more authority. The inquiry would be led by Lord Justice Hadden Cave., according to the minister.