Leaked 2007 video shows US military killing 2 Reuters journalists and 10 others in Iraq

Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen runs for his life (US military video)

“5th April 2010 10:44 EST WikiLeaks has released 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.

Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.” –Collateral Murder by Wikileaks

The New York Times reports, “An online whistleblowing group [WikiLeaks] has circulated online classified U.S. military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters that killed a dozen people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news staff.” Wikileaks says the classified video and supporting documents were provided by US military whistleblowers. The video is available on youtube, and WikiLeaks has posted many screengrabs.

While you’re at it, here’s an interesting read on various governments’ efforts to stop WikiLeaks.

2 Responses to “Leaked 2007 video shows US military killing 2 Reuters journalists and 10 others in Iraq”

  1. Darko

    saw this today… terrible :/

  2. Jake

    So sad. It’s difficult to realize that this is real. I wish it weren’t.

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