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Britain pays Iraqis $1.7 million compensation

Britain has paid almost $1.7 million in compensation to Iraqi civilians since 2003, the country's Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram said.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2005 08:44 IST

Britain has paid almost $1.7 million in compensation to Iraqi civilians since 2003, the country's Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram has said.

A total of $1.69 million had been issued in 626 cases since the US-led, British-backed invasion of the country, Ingram said in a written parliamentary answer.

The claims were linked to "mainly property damage", a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence in London said.

Britain has about 8,000 military personnel still in Iraq, mostly based around the southern city of Basra.