US soldiers kill Iraqi worker


This video says about itself:

Italian reporter Giuliana Sgrena appeal from IRAQ

16 Feb 2005 – The Islamic group “Mujaheddin without borders” has sent the videotape to Al Arabya.

The video aired shows a dramatic appeal by Giuliana: “Please help me, withdraw troops from Iraq”.

Italian reporter Giuliana Sgrena (for the daily “Il Manifesto”) was kidnapped by insurgents in Iraq and taken hostage on February 4, 2005. But after 28 days, she was rescued by an Italian intelligence agent Nicola Calipari.

After that release, Giulia Sgrena was fired at by US soldiers near Baghdad airport, killing her bodyguard Nicola Calipari.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Airport worker shot dead by US soldiers

Sunday 28 November 2010

US troops killed an Iraqi airport employee today as he drove near a military convoy on his way to work.

US and Iraqi security officials asserted that the driver, identified by colleagues as Baghdad International Airport worker Karim Obaid Bardan, failed to heed repeated signals to slow down or turn on his headlights as he neared the military convoy.

A special envoy from President Barack Obama raised the possibility in a secret meeting with senior Iraqi military and civilian officials in Baghdad Sep. 23 that his administration would leave more than 15,000 combat troops in Iraq after the 2011 deadline for U.S. withdrawal, according to a senior Iraqi intelligence official familiar with the details of the meeting: here.

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