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Collateral Murder

The website WikiLeaks has released what it calls "a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff." 

The Wikileaks is a website dedicated to freedom of information and specialises in posting leaked documents online.

Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack in Baghdad in 2007.

The website says it obtained the video, as well as supporting documents, from a number of military whistleblowers. Claiming to have spoken to witnesses and journalists directly involved in the incident, and analysed the information from a variety of source material.

In this particular case, some of the people killed were journalists that were simply doing their jobs: putting their lives at risk in order to report on war. From 2003- 2009, 139 journalists were killed in Iraq while doing their work.

The video, shot from, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers.  Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.

More here

Full video:

And the full transcript is here

 

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