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Collateral Murder


Reviewing the carnage

The helicopter pilot inspects the pile of dead bodies.

A few moments earlier these men were still looking at Namir Noor-Eldeen's photos.

Saeed Chmagh, who managed to flee the lethal scene, tries to get up with great difficulty after being fired at from the Apache helicopter. He appears to be the only one that survived the attack. He is heavily wounded ...

... but manages to to drag himself onto the sidewalk, where he spends a few moments attempting to get up. It is unclear where he has been wounded, but he appears to be unable to get on his feet.

The Apache pilots say they will cease fire, but are actively looking for a weapon in the vicinity of Saeed Chmagh as an excuse to reopen fire.

While conforming to the Rules of Engagement, Crazyhorse does not attack. "All you have to do is pick up a weapon," he remarks though as Saeed Chmagh tries to stand up.