A coronerhas ruled that a British soldier who died in a
AndrewWalker, coroner, said the attack on the convoy of Lance Corporal Matthew"Matty"
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"I findthere was no lawful authority to fire on the convoy. The attack on the convoytherefore amounted to an assault. It was unlawful because there was no lawfulreason for it and in that respect it was criminal,"
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Susan Hull,the dead soldier's widow, said that her family felt the verdict was correct.
"Therehave to be lessons learnt," she said. "It's very clear that aftersuch a death evidence is required - full evidence, right from thebeginning.
"Ifthat doesn't happen in circumstances like this then this will all have been invain," she said.
Theinquest, in the southern
Thehearing made headlines around the world after the British Sunnewspaper secured a leaked copy of the classified recording. It waslater broadcast on television.
The pilotof one of the
The other,who opened fire, was heard weeping and saying: "Goddammit."
As theverdict of unlawful killing was reached, it also emerged that the
Susan Hullwanted George Bush, the
In therecording, the pilots are heard convincing themselves that the orange panels ontop of
"Thepilot who opened fire did so with disregard for the rules of engagement andacting outside the protection of the law of armed conflict... I don't think itwas a case of an honest mistake."
GeraldineMcCool, Susan Hull's lawyer, said the unlawful killing verdict did not mean the
Nodisciplinary action was taken against the pilots, from the Idaho Air NationalGuard, by the
Source:AgenciesGüncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16