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A British ex-soldier has been cleared over the death of an Iraqi teenager, after 17 years of investigations. Saeed Shabram's family say he drowned after being forced into a river by UK soldiers in Basra in 2003. But a report published on Thursday said there was no reliable evidence that soldiers were responsible. Maj Robert Campbell, one of the accused soldiers, said he had "finally been exonerated" but that the allegations had "destroyed" his career. None of the soldiers were ever charged over the death, despite a criminal inquiry by military police and further investigations by the now defunct Iraq Historical Allegations Team (IHAT). But Mr Shabram's death became the subject of a judge-... Full story

24 September