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Collateral Murder


The US troops arrive

Namir Noor-Eldeen's body in the garbage dump.

A woman and a child walk away from the scene.

A closeup of the woman and child walking away from the scene.

The aftermath of the attack on the minivan and its passengers. Saeed Chmagh's body and the minivan.

The shooting had continued although it was clear no one was a threat anymore.

Soldiers arrive at the scene of the attack. It takes them a while to realize that within the van two wounded children are struggling. Saeed Chmagh's body is left unattended.

The plaza after the ground troops arrive.

A Humvee drives over Amir Noor-Eldeen's body. The driver and the superior he reports to laugh after they realize a body had been driven over.

Prisoners look at the child in the arms of a soldier, as he runs with the child to have it treated.

A Bradley tank crushes the front of the minivan.