The Reporters are to Blame Says DOD, In Response to Video Showing Killing of Reporters

DOD responded to the gun-camera video leaked by WikiLeaks, showing an apache helicopter killing 2 Reuters reporters and seriously injuring 2 children, by releasing redacted investigation reports that blamed the reporters. The investigating officer concluded, “the cameramen made no effort to visibly display their status as press or media representatives;” …“their familiar behavior with, and close proximity to, the armed insurgents and their furtive attempts to photograph the Coalition Ground Forces made them appear as hostile combatants to the Apaches that engaged them.” 2nd Brigade Combat Team Investigation || 1st Air Cavalry Brigade investigation || WikiLeaks Video || Reuters Memorial

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