Video of the Killing of a Reuters Crew Surfaces

The New York Times has a story with good background on the 2007 deaths of a Reuters photographer and driver in Iraq. The video, which was secured by the website wikileaks.org, is chilling.

Reuters has been trying to gain access to this helicopter footage for the last few years as it shows Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and driver Saeed Chmagh, 40, being gunned down by American Apache helicopters. Wikileaks.org received a copy of the video from someone inside the military and a “senior American military official” has confirmed its authenticity.