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British GI Faces Charge in Iraq Shooting

A British soldier will face court-martial over the shooting of a 13-year-old Iraqi boy, the government said Friday. Pvt. Alexander Johnston of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers will face court-martial for unlawful wounding in a Sept. 15 shooting incident at al-Uzayr, south of Amarah in southern Iraq. He also could face an alternative charge of negligent handling of a weapon, Attorney General Lord Goldsmith said. The Ministry of Defense would not give more details about what happened or say how badly the boy was wounded. Military sources said the shooting occurred while the soldier was on guard duty. Full Story

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