Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Pentagon Clears Soldiers in Sgrena Friendly Fire Incident

US soldiers have been cleared by a Pentagon investigation looking into the incident involving Italian communist "journalist" Giuliana Sgrena that resulted in the death of Italian secret service agent Nicola Calipari. Soldiers had said that the vehicle carrying Sgrena, who had just been picked up by Calipari and a driver following here alleged kidnapping, refused to stop at a US checkpoint on the Baghdad airport road. Soldiers flashed lights at the car, then fired warning shots, firing at the car when it failed to heed the warnings.

From CNN
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A U.S. military investigation has cleared American troops of any wrongdoing in the shooting death last month of an Italian security agent in Baghdad, according to a senior Pentagon official.
Sgrena, who was wounded, made wild and inflammatory statements following the incident, alleging some sort of plot to murder her.

Via The Jawa Report,