The British Ministry of Defense has accused the BBC corporation of endangering the lives and reputation of the military because of an investigative film about possible massacres of civilians in Afghanistan. The department wrote about this on its Twitter account.
The department clarified that the channel, when making the film, drew conclusions based on the allegations already investigated. The military police, in turn, did not find sufficient evidence for a judicial investigation. This endangers “the brave personnel of the Armed Forces both on the ground and in terms of reputation,” the department said.
The BBC has published an investigation into several raids in which British special forces carried out extrajudicial killings of Afghans suspected of having links with the Taliban in 2010-2011. Journalists have found that the British military may be involved in the murder of at least 54 Afghan citizens.
Earlier, the former head of the British Ministry of Defense Penny Mordaunt put forward her candidacy for the post of prime minister.