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This footage was shot on the morning of April 9th, 2003 in Baghdad as the Marines first moved into Baghdad. James Balls discription is accurate. The Marines were surprised by the bus approaching from their rear in an area that was supposed to completely secure. Marines are trained to fire first and ask questions later. Because this is during the initial conflict in Baghdad when cars had run check points there was a real concern for car bombs. The one gentleman who was shot down was actually running in the direction of the Company Command Post, which made him a primary target. Also, you can hear rounds cooking off in the bus as it is engulfed in flames. I believe that the other two gentlmen were later identified as middle level officers in the Iraqi army. This appeared to be a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
If the link is dead, let me know and I'll upload the file somewhere.
as posted by sturod84
...have writen a 72 on his hand out of his own blood. gee i wonder what that means.