An inquest into the Iraq death of British TV reporter TERRY LLOYD has determined he was killed "unlawfully... by US forces". The veteran journalist got caught up in US and Iraqi crossfire near the city of Basra in 2003, alongside French cameraman FRED NERAC and Lebanese translator HUSSEIN OSMAN. The inquest revealed Lloyd was shot dead in the head when US forces opened fire on the minibus he was travelling in to receive treatment for injuries sustained in the gun battle. Oxfordshire Assistant Deputy Coroner Andrew Walker said today (13OCT06), "I have no doubt that it was an unlawful act to fire on this minibus." He added, "It is only now that the sequence of events that led to this tragedy can be discovered, for a tragedy it is when the lives of innocent civilians are lost." DAVID MANNION, the editor in chief of ITN, who Lloyd was working for, confirmed the company would fully support Lloyd's family to "bring those responsible for Terry's death to account before a court of law".