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Snazzy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-10 04:09 PM
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113. Compare with WaPo version in 2007
During the fighting, an Apache helicopter fired bursts of 30mm rounds toward several people who had been directing machine-gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades at U.S. soldiers. The helicopter also fired on a silver Toyota minivan in the area as several people approached the vehicle, soldiers said

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It was unclear whether the journalists had been killed by U.S. fire or by shooting from the Iraqis targeted by the Apache.

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The Apache crew fired because militants "were endangering the stability of Iraq" and because they had positive identification that the militants "had weapons and were using them against coalition and Iraqi security forces," said Maj. Brent Cummings, the battalion's executive officer. "No innocent civilians were killed on our part deliberately. We took great pains to prevent that. I know that two children were hurt, and we did everything we could to help them. I don't know how the children were hurt."

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