Also see: " WikiLeaks Iraq Video: Horrific Footage Shows U.S. Soldiers Shooting Civilians – and Laughing at Bodies" WASHINGTON — The Web site WikiLeaks .org released a graphic video on Monday showing an American helicopter shooting and killing a Reuters photographer and driver in a July 2007 attack in Baghdad. ... " ... On the day of the attack, United States military officials said that the helicopters had been called in to help American troops who had been exposed to small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades in a raid. 'There is no question that coalition forces were clearly engaged in combat operations against a hostile force,' Lt. Col. Scott Bleichwehl, a spokesman for the multinational forces in Baghdad, said then. But the video does not show hostile action. Instead, it begins with a group of people milling around on a street ... "
By ELISABETH BUMILLER