By Kate Randall:
Another US atrocity in Iraq: Eleven civilians massacred in Ishaqi
3 June 2006
The BBC on Thursday aired video footage of yet another atrocity committed by US forces against Iraqi civilians.
The video evidence contradicts the initial US account of the events of March 15, 2006 in the village of Ishaqi, in the Abu Sifa district near Balad, some 60 miles north of Baghdad, which resulted in 11 civilian deaths.
The military launched a serious investigation into that incident only after Time magazine reporters last January confronted officials with extensive evidence contradicting the official story that the civilians had been killed from the detonation of an improvised explosive device followed by a firefight with insurgents.
The cover-up of the Haditha massacre began to unravel when Time published a detailed account of the killings in March.
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