'Islamic Army' claims US adviser shot dead in Iraq

The Islamic Army of Iraq posted a video on a Web site Monday that showed an unidentified man being shot in the back of the head, claiming the victim was American adviser Ronald Allen Schulz. The victim was kneeling with his back to the camera, his hands tied behind his back and blindfolded with an Arab headdress. Schulz, a civilian contractor, had been identified by the extremist group as a security consultant for the Iraqi Housing Ministry, although neighbors and family from Alaska said he was an industrial electrician who had worked on contracts around the world.