Wikileaks today released a video depicting the slaying of more than 12 people – including two Reuters news staff – by two Apache helicopters using 30mm cannon fire.
The attack took place on the morning of 12 July 2007 in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad. Two children were also wounded.
Among the dead, were two Reuters news employees, Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen. Chmagh was a 40-year-old Reuters driver and assistant; Noor-Eldeen was a 22-year-old war photographer.
An investigation by the US military concluded that the soldiers acted in accordance with the law of armed conflict and its own rules of engagement.
More information can be found on the Collateral Murder website.
Warning: the following video contains highly disturbing imagery.
Tags: Apache, Namir Noor-Eldeen, New Baghdad, reuters, Saeed Chmagh, Thomson Reuters Group Ltd, us military, War/Conflict, Whistleblowing, Wikileaks
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