Red Cap murder charges in Iraq dropped

Five Iraqis accused of murdering six Royal Military Police officers in 2003 have had their charges dropped, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

Only two men will now stand trial in Iraq, possibly later this year, after an Iraqi judge ruled that the five in question had no case to answer.

The military police officers - or Red Caps - were killed by a mob in the town of Majar al-Kabir in southern Iraq.

Emma North reports.

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