American journalist Steven Vincent was found dead in the southern city of Basra, according to diplomatic sources. Vincent wrote a New York Times op/ed
published only four days ago criticizing British troops for not getting Basra's fundamentalist population under control. He was also researching a
book on the city's history. Vincent's body was found on Tuesday.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An American journalist and author has been found shot dead in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, a Western diplomat said on
The diplomat told Reuters the next of kin of Steven Vincent had been notified and an investigation was underway to determine who was behind the
The diplomat said he believed Vincent's body was found on Tuesday.
Vincent was the author of a book on postwar Iraq and was researching another book about the history of Basra, where British troops are based.
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What a shame. I hope they'll be able to find his killers and bring them to justice.
[edit on 8/3/2005 by djohnsto77]