Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Collateral murder

Here's the controversial video footage from an American Apache helicopter gun camera that shows an assault on a group of people (including to Reuters reporters) in Baghdad in July 2007. The footage also documents the radio transmissions between the different groups of soldiers involved.

The crews first gun down a group that has assembled in a street, seemingly mistaking the camera of one of the journalists for a weapon. Then, when a van pulls up to rescue one of the wounded, this vehicle is also taken out. It's a rather eerie insight into the Iraq war, simultaneously showing you the harsh reality of an ambush and the matter-of-factly conversations of the soldiers.

YouTube - Wikileaks leaked video of Civilians killed in Baghdad - Full video

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