Edinburgh soldier facing murder charge following Iraq ‘mercy killing’



AN Edinburgh soldier is facing murder charges for the ‘mercy killing’ of Iraqi soldiers 13 years ago.
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Sergeant Colin Maclachlan, 42 - who starred in the Channel 4 series Who Dares Wins - is being investigated by the Ministry of Defence.
He admitted in a new book to shooting dead ‘two or three’ mortally wounded Iraqi troops during a 2003 battle.
Mr Maclachlan said the killings of ‘horrifically wounded’ Iraqis had been an act of mercy and he is reportedly shocked that he is under investigation.
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16 October 2016 in Politics, Views: 40
Source: Scotsman
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