U.S. troops may have killed Canadian in Iraq: reports
CBC News | April 27, 2005
OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs is investigating whether U.S. troops killed a Canadian on the weekend in Iraq.
A Foreign Affairs spokeswoman confirmed to the CBC on Tuesday that a Canadian, whom she did not identify, died on Saturday.
A source told Broadcast News that Ali Alwan may have died after U.S. forces "tracked" a target, using a helicopter gunship.
The source, who did not want to be identified, said the family asked the Canadian government to look into the circumstances of his death.
Dan McTeague, the parliamentary secretary responsible for Canadians abroad, told the Canadian Press that the government is still trying to sort through conflicting reports of how the man was killed.
The matter is being handled by Canadian officials at the consulate in Amman, Jordan.