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Iraq war veteran abuse inquiries nearly drove me to suicide

first_imgGuardsman Joseph McCleary, now aged 36, had been dragged through a series of investigations over the death of Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali, a 17-year-old Iraqi who drowned in May… The final straw for Joseph McCleary was a probe by the Iraq Fatality Investigations (IFI) team, which is now at the centre of controversy over yet another inquiry – this time into a decorated Army major, wounded in the line of duty. An Iraq war veteran has told how he was driven to near suicide by a relentless series of Ministry of Defence-funded inquiries over 15 years.center_img Ministers are under growing pressure to shut down IFI, a form of inquest chaired by Sir George Newman, a retired High Court judge, and funded by the MoD.last_img