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Security guard shot dead in Iraq
Julian Davies
Mr Davies was working for a London-based security firm
A private security guard from south Wales has been killed in an ambush while working in Iraq.

Julian Davies, from Barry, who was also a former sergeant in the Territorial Army ranks of the SAS, was shot in the northern city of Mosul last week.

Mr Davies, who was in his late 30s, had been in Iraq for a year and was helping to train Iraqi police recruits.

He became the third security guard from south Wales to be killed in Iraq.

Mr Davies was attached to the 21 SAS reserves at Raglan Barracks, Newport, south Wales.

He was working for London-based security firm Global Risk Strategies.

A confirmed spokeswoman confirmed that Mr Davies had died following an ambush.

She said: "We have informed Mr Davies' family and would appreciate the maintenance of the family's privacy in order for them to grieve their loss."

As well as training, Global Risk Strategies offers VIP protection and convoy co-ordination and protection.

The spokeswoman added: "That role will continue despite attacks such as these."

Mr Davies' father William Davies, from Barry, declined to comment.

In May Andrew Harries, 34, from Aberdare, was killed in an ambush while driving between Mosul and Irbil. He was working for another security firm, ArmorGroup.

The previous month Michael Bloss, 38, from Bridgend, was shot near the town of Hit.

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