The Hague says claims of war crimes by UK troops have 'reasonable basis'

International criminal court to press ahead with investigating allegations that British forces mistreated detainees in Iraq

The chief prosecutor at the international criminal court, Fatou Bensouda, has declared that that there is a “reasonable basis” to believe that UK soldiers committed war crimes against detainees during the Iraq war.

The announcement on Monday means the ICC will press ahead with its investigation into claims that British troops abused and unlawfully killed prisoners after the US-led invasion.

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