U.S. killing "not error," Reuters cameraman's brother says
davidquarter at sympatico.ca
Tue Aug 26 06:40:28 MDT 2003
From: Geese 4 Peace
Tues, Aug 26, 2003
US KILLING 'NOT ERROR'
A REUTERS cameraman was deliberately killed by US troops after
he filmed them digging a mass grave, his brother claims.
Mazen Dana, 43, was shot dead by a US tank as he filmed outside
an American-run Baghdad prison.
The US army has insisted that in a "terrible tragedy" his camera
was mistaken for a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
But Nazmi Dana said: "The US troops killed my brother in cold
"Mazen told me by phone a few days before his death that he
discovered a mass grave dug by US troops to conceal the bodies
of their fellow comrades killed in Iraqi resistance attacks.
"US forces knowingly killed him to prevent him from airing his
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