An Iraqi Shi'ite cleric walks through a poor neighbourhood in the Al-Fdhiliya district, eastern Baghdad May 3, 2014. Iraq is now gripped by its worst violence since the heights of its 2005-2008 sectarian war, and Sunni Islamist insurgents who target Shi'ites have been regaining ground in the country over the past year. But despite the instability, daily life continues in poor Shi'ite neighbourhoods of Baghdad such as Al-Fdhiliya and Sadr City - a sprawling slum marred by poor infrastructure and overcrowding.  REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY POLITICS RELIGION POVERTY) - RTR3RCXF

Iraqi fighter suing Army eight years after making up story that his sister, 7, had been killed by troops

An Iraqi insurgent who falsely accused British troops of murdering his little sister is still suing the Army eight years after making his story up.

Ibrahim Kattan Hassan lied under oath when he alleged his seven-year-old sister had been shot by soldiers during the Battle of Danny Boy, near Amarah, between UK troops and Iraqi militia in May 2004.

But he is still pursuing the Government through the courts, the Ministry of Defence has disclosed.

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  • Observer

    And of course the public pays for his legal aid lawyers for this vindictive frivolous lawsuit as legal aid does for so many other similar lawsuits by “refugees” and immigrants against British soldiers.

    • BillyHW

      That’s how the entire bureaucracy collects their paycheques.

    • We just don’t understand nuance.

  • BillyHW

    He’s going to win for sure.

  • Alain

    In a sane world this bogus lawsuit would be thrown out from day one.

    • Frances

      And the ambulance-chasing lawyers would have to shell out for the costs of the other side.

      • Alain

        There are plenty of reasons why I agree with Shakespeare’s assessment of lawyers.