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Cameron: 'Baha Mousa death not typical of UK army'

David Cameron has described Baha Mousa's death as "shocking and appalling" but said the incident was not typical British army behaviour.

Baha Mousa died with 93 injuries in British army custody in Basra in 2003.

The Iraqi hotel worker died after suffering an "appalling episode of serious gratuitous violence" in a "very serious breach of discipline" by UK soldiers, a year-long inquiry found.

The prime minister said the British army "should uphold the highest standards".

  • 08 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
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