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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-10 08:19 PM
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180. Reuters (the camermen's employer) says there were others with weapons
Edited on Mon Apr-05-10 08:19 PM by KeepItReal
"That was the morning of Thursday, 12th July 2007, in the fifth year of the U.S. and British led campaign to pacify Iraq and restore democracy after the overthrow and execution of the dictator Saddam Hussein. Noor-Eldeen and Chmagh drove to the al-Amin al-Thaniyah area of eastern Baghdad to check on reports of a dawn air strike on a building by the American military.

There had been reports of clashes between U.S. forces and insurgents in the general vicinity but there was no fighting on the streets in which Noor-Eldeen and Chmagh were moving about.

There were other people in the street, including a number of men. It is believed that two or three of these men may have been carrying weapons, although it was clear from witness statements that they were not firing them nor were they held in a firing-ready position. "

http://www.thebaron.info/namirnooreldeenandsaeedchmagh....

FYI: If you focus on the men (not highlighted by Wikileaks) trailing the cameramen and their guides you may be able to make out that they were holding weapons. The Apache crew focuses on them after misidentifying the two cameramen with slung cameras.



edited for typo
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