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Collateral Murder Video

The “Collateral Murder” Video
American Soldiers Gunning Down Unarmed Civilians, Journalists and Children

On April 4, 2010, whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks published a classified video of a United States Apache helicopter firing on civilians in New Baghdad in 2007. The video, available at www.collateralmurder.com, shows Americans shooting and killing 11 individuals who do not return fire. Two of those killed were Reuters’ employees, including 22 year old Reuters’ photojournalist Namir Noor-Eldeen and his driver, 40 year old Saeed Chmagh.

The video includes an audio recording of the internal commentary by the American soldiers before, during and after the shooting. The soldiers repeatedly request and are granted permission to open fire, encourage one another and joke about the dead and dying civilians. (Full transcript available here)

A total of 11 adults were killed. Two children, passengers in a van that arrived on the scene after the first bout of gunfire had ceased, were seriously injured when the Apache helicopter opened fire on their van.

In 2007, Reuters called for an investigation into the attack. In response, a spokesman for the multinational forces in Baghdad stated: “There is no question that coalition forces were clearly engaged in combat operations against a hostile force.”

Read the Army’s report on the death’s of two Reuter’s employees and the wounding of the two children.

There was no investigation of the nine other deaths.

No charges have been filed against the American soldiers in the Apache helicopter who shot and killed the civilians in the video.

Watch the video:



  • Abida

    I really feel sorry for Bradly. I have no trust in a fair trial for him. We can only let him know that people care about him. So me as a Muslimwoman, can only help him by calling the muslimcommunity to support Bradly. I did it by writing to cageprisoners in the UK:

    Assalamu alaykum,

    I want to inform you about a recent cage prisoner: Bradly Manning; former US soldier who’s held in custody for leaking information about US forces in Iraq to the wellknown Julian Assange.

    Even though he is not a Muslim, he did support the Umma by letting the world know how the US military treat fellow muslims in Iraq. His punishment for this couragious act, is his inhumane treatment in a US prison. He has already health problems.

    So I want to ask you, please inform your visitors about him and let them support him too by sending letters:

    Bradley Manning
    c/o Courage to Resist
    484 Lake Park Ave #41
    Oakland CA 94610

    I would also refer you to his support network: http://bradleymanning.org/

    Thanks in advance for your attention

    kind regards,

    The Netherlands

    I refer you to: http://www.cageprisoners.com

    I wish you good luck with your actions. May God help Bradly!


    2011-01-15 13:20
  • tania alvarado

    absolutelly shocking.

    2011-03-18 10:17

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