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Gun Fire At Freed Reporter's Car, Agent Killed

Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:49 am

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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RE: Gun Fire At Freed Reporter's Car, Agent Killed

Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:57 am

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."
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RE: Gun Fire At Freed Reporter's Car, Agent Killed

Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:52 am

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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