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Iraq war probe must shut within months, say MPs

MPs have recommended the closure of a £60m probe into allegations against Iraq war veterans, calling it an “unmitigated failure”.

The Commons Defence Committee said The Iraq Historic Allegations Team (Ihat) has become a “seemingly unstoppable self-perpetuating machine”.

It has “proved to be deaf to the concerns of the Armed Forces, blind to their needs, and profligate with its own resources”, MPs said.

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