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Suzanne Townley

News Editor, Solicitors Journal

UK special forces: statutory inquiry

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The families of eight people allegedly murdered by UK special forces in two separate incidents during night raids in Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012 have welcomed the announcement that there will be a statutory inquiry into allegations of extrajudicial killings by UK special forces in Afghanistan between 2010 and 2013. The Saifullah and Noorzai families, represented by Leigh Day, Matrix Chambers and Blackstone Chambers, have for years been calling for a full investigation into the deaths of their relatives that complies with Article 2 ECHR (right to life).

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