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Gun Fire At Freed Reporter's Car, Agent Killed  
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

ROME (Reuters) - U.S. forces fired at a car carrying Italian reporter Giuliana Sgrena shortly after her liberation, killing an Italian secret service agent and lightly wounding the journalist, her newspaper said on Friday.

Gabriele Polo, the editor of Il Manifesto newspaper, said Sgrena's car was fired on as it made its way to Baghdad airport.


U.S. Says 'Multinational Forces' Fired on Reporter

Sad accident.

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User currently offlineSchoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Although probably still too early to draw any conclusions, the paragraph below seems important nevertheless.

"In an interview with Europe Radio 1, French terrorism expert Frederic Helbert quoted intelligence sources in Baghdad as saying the Italians had wanted to evacuate Sgrena from Iraq as soon as possible and had embarked on the airport road, scene of frequent terrorist attacks, without obtaining the proper clearances or communicating with the U.S. forces."


Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Sad news indeed, too early to tell what happened but it seems lack of coordination played a major role into this... It seems that the killed agent shielded the hostage with his body, a brave man lost, too bad.  Sad

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