Terry Lloyd, British War Correspondent Killed Unlawfully By American Troops
There's not a lot we want to add to this story from today's Daily Telegraph, since we see it as self explanatory -- except to say it's been an open secret since almost the outset.
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ITN man shot dead by US troops was killed unlawfully, says coronerRead the rest of this report, right here.
By Stewart Payne(Filed: 14/10/2006)
Terry Lloyd, the ITN (Independent Television News) war correspondent covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq, was unlawfully killed by American forces, a coroner ruled yesterday.
They called for the American soldiers responsible, and their commanders, to be identified and put on trial.
Andrew Walker, the assistant deputy coroner for Oxfordshire, giving his verdict, said he would write to the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions "to see whether any steps can be taken to bring the perpetrators responsible for this to justice".
The American military refused to allow any of its soldiers or officers to give evidence to the inquest and provided footage of the shooting that had a crucial 15 minutes edited from it.