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WAR: GIs Cleared In Italian's Death

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posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 12:29 AM
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The New York Post is reporting that a joint American-Italian investigation has cleared U.S. soldiers of wrongdoing in the shooting of Italian intelligence officer Nicola Calipari and journalist Giuliana Sgrena during her rescue from hostage-takers in Iraq last month.
 



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April 14, 2005 -- U.S. soldiers reportedly have been cleared of wrongdoing in the shooting of an Italian journalist and an intelligence agent last month in Baghdad.

U.S. military officials told NBC News that a joint American-Italian investigation found the soldiers acted properly in firing on a car bearing a just-freed hostage, journalist Giuliana Sgrena, and an intelligence officer, Nicola Calipari.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


According to the article, NBC News got the original scoop from U.S. military sources, but I haven't seen this story on the wires or MSNBC at the time of this posting.

The shooting sparked a great deal of outrage in Italy and around the world when first reported, and has reportedly influenced Italian policies regarding their role in Iraq.

The fact that the investigation was conducted by both U.S. and Italian officials should lend it credence, but it is unclear whether or not this news will affect popular sentiment in Italy.

Some background on the story may be found on Wikipedia: Giuliana Sgrena.


[edit on 4/15/2005 by Majic]

[edit on 4/15/2005 by Majic]




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