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Iraq: BBC Documentary on Haditha Massacre - December 21st, 2006

 

Background

 

“Haditha is an agricultural community of about 90,000 inhabitants on the banks of the Euphrates north-west of Baghdad. […] On the morning of 19 November 2005, the Subhani neighbourhood was the scene of an event that has become like the regular pulse beat of the insurgency - a roadside bomb targeting a US military patrol. It killed 20-year-old Lance Corp Miguel Terrazas, driving one of four humvee vehicles in the patrol, and injured two other marines. A simple US military statement hinted at the bloody chain of events which the attack started - though subsequent scrutiny showed it to be far from the truth. It said: ‘A US marine and 15 civilians were killed yesterday from the blast of a roadside bomb in Haditha. Immediately following the bombing, gunmen attacked the convoy with small arms fire. Iraqi army soldiers and marines returned fire, killing eight insurgents and wounding another.’ […]”

 

Excerpt of a BBC News article from December 21st, 2006

War Scene from Haditha

 

The Video

 

 

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Murderers in Uniform

Lance Corporal Stephen Tatum

Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt

Lance Corporal Sanick Dela Cruz

Video & Photo Credits

 

The video

 

The video is a short BBC News documentary, which was aired in December 2006, when the U.S. military announced the upcoming military proceedings against eight U.S marines in connection to the Haditha massacre of November 2005 - December 21st, 2006 - BBC News;

 

Murderers in Uniform

 

Stephen Tatum, Justin Sharratt & Sanick Dela Cruz - November 2005 - Lucien Read/wireimage.com;

 

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