British soldier killed in Iraq
A British soldier has been killed in southern Iraq, the army has confirmed.
The soldier was hit by gunfire when his patrol was attacked by a crowd with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, said a military spokesman.
He has been named as part-time Fusilier Russell Beeston from Govan, Glasgow.
The 26-year-old was a member of the 52nd Lowland Regiment, attached to the 1st King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Another soldier is said to be in stable condition after being wounded in the incident, which occurred in Ali al-Sharqi, about 200 kilometres (120 miles) north-west of Basra.
But there's a small area north of Baghdad where there's trouble. Or at least that is what they say on CNN every day.
posted by Steve @ 10:02:00 AM