The firm, and three of its solicitors, were cleared of wrongly hounding British troops after a six-week tribunal last month.
Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn called for an independent inquiry to examine whether the probe into alleged SAS ‘war crimes’ had been deliberately impeded by the Ministry of Defence.
A defence source said: ‘The evidence has just not been there.
As we have seen so far, none of it has really stacked up.’The allegations include claims that SAS soldiers doctored reports and used fake photographs to hide civilian deaths.
And a military source insisted: ‘The Afghans have happily made stuff up for cash.‘There have been cases where people claimed they killed their children, and they never had any children, they just made it up.’They added: ‘Claims of a cover-up are fanciful.’Colonel Richard Kemp, who commanded British forces in Afghanistan, said: ‘I think it is extremely unlikely that would be happening.
Special forces soldiers were at the centre of a row last night over claims they executed unarmed Afghan civilians in cold blood.
Elite troops from the Special Air Service (SAS) allegedly murdered Afghans, believed to be Taliban insurgents, during raids on their homes that may have been based on false intelligence.
The Special Forces are highly trained and highly disciplined and their role is to kill the enemy not unarmed civilians.
An investigation has already proved that the claims are false.’The existence of Operation Northmoor emerged nearly two years ago, when police were examining claims of around 100 Afghans alleging they were mistreated during the 13-year war.