British drugs giant faces legal action after allegedly funding Iraqi terrorists that killed hundreds of US troops

A British pharmaceutical company has been accused of funding an Iraqi terrorist group that killed hundreds of Allied troops in the Gulf War.

According to US court papers, AstraZeneca gave millions of pounds in bribes to Iraqi officials in a bid to win lucrative health care deals.

This money was allegedly used to buy rockets and explosives for the Mahdi Army, a militia that waged war against UK and US soldiers after the invasion of Iraq in 2003.