Saturday, September 8, 2007
"Cpl Matthew Cornish, 29, of 1Bn The Light Infantry, died during an attack on a coalition base in Basra last August.
The revelation that an Iranian bomb had been used in the attack comes two days after Lt Col Patrick Sanders, who planned the recent withdrawal of British troops from Basra Palace, said UK forces were fighting "a proxy war" with Iran.
Speaking after the inquest, Cpl Cornish's father Robin said: "I do not think there is any doubt that Iranians are involved.
"It is also just as likely that the insurgent who fired the mortar was not from Iraq either."......"