Ex-SAS soldier denies carrying out Iraq 'mercy killings'

Ex-SAS soldier denies carrying out Iraq 'mercy killings'
 

Colin Maclachlan distanced himself from a passage that described the aftermath of an attack on an Iraqi army convoy when several fatally wounded enemy soldiers were shot dead.
The veteran, who appeared in Channel 4 programme SAS: Who Dares Wins, told The Sun: "If anywhere in that book says there were three wounded guys and I killed them, all that is absolute nonsense."
Killing mortally wounded enemy soldiers on the battlefield to end their suffering out of mercy is illegal under UK military law and against standards laid down by the Geneva Conventions.
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17 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 35
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