The cousin of a man allegedly murdered by British soldiers in Iraq told how he was frightened watching the attack.
Sougheir Khalaf Toama Il-Mahamdawi said he had seen soldiers hit 18-year-old Nadhem Abdullah with rifle butts, helmets, feet and fists in the alleged attack on May 11 2003.
He claimed he had been kicked in the back after the attack on Mr Abdullah and taxi driver Athar Finjan Saddam. The incident is alleged to have taken place in Al-Ferkah, in southern Iraq as several people took a taxi into the village.
Mr Khalaf told a court martial in Colchester, Essex, that his brother was also attacked and was left bleeding from his forehead. He said the attack happened at 3pm.
He described how " American soldiers' cars" stopped either side of the taxi before soldiers got out and began attacking the group.
"We were in the middle and we were supposed to be asked about IDs and the car should have been searched.
"The police attacked us, searched our car and then they held Nadhem and Athar.
"They beat them with their rifles, with fists and feet."
He said the rest of the group began to walk away but claimed the soldiers came after them. The soldiers also shot a dog nearby, he said.
"They made me lie on the ground and they asked me to put my hands behind my head and they started to beat me. We did not have any weapons, we did not have anything."
He said his brother, who was lying beside him, was also kicked in the forehead by soldiers wearing boots.
Corporal Scott Evans, (32), from the West Midlands, and Privates Billy Nerney,( 24), Samuel May, (25), Morne Vosloo, (26), Daniel Harding, (25), Roberto Di-Gregorio, (24), and Scott Jackson, (26), all deny murder and violent disorder. Mr Abdullah died from head injuries.
The case continues.