Iraq: The Death Squads

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Up to 100 bodies a night are dumped on the streets of Baghdad. Deborah Davies and director Charlie Hawes travel to Baghdad to investigate the death squads responsible for sectarian killings� Iraq and uncover their links to senior politicians and religious leaders in the new Iraqi government. This film, part of Channel 4’s Iraq: Legacy of Hate season, reveals how the police have been infiltrated by Shia militia groups. With the help of Iraqi journalists, the team gathered rare footage from the inside of secret Iraqi government prisons and eye-witness accounts of massacres carried out by police commandos.

Winner, Royal Television Society Award for International Current Affairs 

The Times, November 4, 2006

The Daily Telegraph, November 7, 2006

First Broadcast

November 7, 2006



Producer Director

Charlie Hawes


Deborah Davies

Executive Producer

Eamonn Matthews


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