Airstrike Video Brings Notice To A Website

The release of the Iraq video (of a United States Army assault in Baghdad in 2007 that left 12 people dead, including two employees of the news agency Reuters) is drawing attention to WikiLeaks, a whistleblower Website that posts classified and sensitive documents, aiming to bring to light hidden information about governments and multinational corporations – putting secrets in plain sight and protecting the identity of those who help do so.

Collateral Murder – Wikileaks – Iraq

Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents.

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