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AlJazeeraEnglish | October 22, 2010
The Iraq war documents from WikiLeaks contain thousands of allegations of abuse and torture committed by Iraqi security forces.
And a high-level Pentagon directive told US forces to look the other way.
US forces turn a blind eye to torture
WikiLeaks Iraq files reveal torture
Al Jazeera English
October 22, 2010
It is the biggest leak of military secrets in history. Al Jazeera has details of nearly 400,000 classified US documents. They are the secret Iraq files, leaked to whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
For the past ten weeks Al Jazeera’s had complete access to those files. As part of our forthcoming coverage, we reveal how the US military gave a secret order not to investigate torture by Iraqi authorities discovered by American troops.
The Iraq war documents from WikiLeaks contain details of hundreds of civilian deaths at US military checkpoints.
Blackwater in Iraq
The Iraq war documents from WikiLeaks contain details of the shocking activities of Blackwater mercenaries in Iraq.
Iraq files ‘not surprising’
Torture, claims of murder at military checkpoints, new cases of private security contractors killing unarmed civilians, and for the first time an official civilian death count – are just some of the details contained in the biggest leak of US military secrets in history.
For the past ten weeks, working with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London, Al Jazeera has analysed tens of thousands of documents, sourced through WikiLeaks, which cover six years of war.
The secret files reveal extensive abuse at Iraqi police stations, army bases and prisons.
According to the files, coalition troops reported the allegations to their superiors on more than 1300 occasions.
Sabah al-Mukhtar, lawyer and President of the Arab Lawyers Association in London, spoke to Al Jazeera about the allegations of “torture”.
Iraq secret war files, 400,000 leaked
In the biggest official files leak in history nearly 400,000 Iraq war logs reveal the massive scale of civilian deaths and new torture allegations following an investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches.
Warning: You may find some of the details in this report and the accompanying video disturbing.
In total 391,832 individual logs – written by American troops in combat – tell the story of the Iraq war during the period 2004 to 2009.
The documents were leaked by whistleblowers’ website WikiLeaks and obtained by Channel 4 News via The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) ahead of an exclusive report in Iraq’s Secret War Files on Channel 4’s Dispatches on Monday at 8pm.
They catalogue every aspect of the conflict; from checkpoint “escalations of force” and apparent surrender killings to the rising profile of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
The files contain precise locations and the identities of civilians, suspected insurgents and the troops involved. Their names have been redacted for their safety.
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DISPATCHES: IRAQ’S SECRET WAR FILES – Documentary
Smash240 on May 22, 2013
In the biggest official files leak in history nearly 400,000 Iraq war logs reveal the massive scale of civilian deaths and new torture allegations following an investigation by Channel 4′s Dispatches.
Channel 4 News has accessed the data in the classified documents via The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and WikiLeaks.
The only TV doc to have advance access to the biggest Wikileaks release ever. This is what really happened during the Iraq war, not what the US PR machine of the time wanted us to believe. The reality behind the civilian death count; al-Qaeda’s fictitious presence; torture, torture and more torture. A wall of truth revealing unprecedented levels of unwarranted aggression.
Dispatches, Channel 4′s flagship current affairs strand, exposes the full and unreported horror of the Iraqi conflict and its aftermath, revealing the true scale of civilian casualties and allegations that even after the scandal of Abu Ghraib, American soldiers continued to abuse prisoners.
And that US forces did not systematically intervene in the torture and murder of detainees by the Iraqi security services. The programme also features previously unreported material of insurgents being killed while trying to surrender.