12th British soldier killed in Iraq in bloodiest month since 2003


Blair and Iraq war, cartoon by Steve BellFrom the Daily Mail in Britain:

MoD names latest British soldier to die in Iraq

Last updated at 16:15pm on 30th April 2007

A British soldier killed by small arms fire while on patrol in Basra was named today as Rifleman Paul Donnachie, 18, of 2nd Battalion the Rifles, the Ministry of Defence said.

The latest death in Iraq has prompted fresh fears for the safety of Prince Harry.

It brings the total number of British fatalities this month to 12.

The figure is the highest in a single month since March 2003, when 27 were killed in the opening days of the war.

Associated Press reports:

Five U.S. military personnel were killed over the weekend in Iraq, including three by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, the military said Monday, pushing the American death toll past 100 in the deadliest month so far this year.

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