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Cameras dispute Iraq deaths

Cameras recovered from the body of a Reuters photographer killed in Iraq may prove the US military lied about the circumstances of his death reports PDN.

Photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and driver Saeed Chmagh, 40, were killed in eastern Baghdad on July 12.

The U.S. military said the pair died after a clash between its troops and insurgents but photos on the cameras are said to show no evidence of the firefight described in official statements about the incident.

Reuters said someone used Noor-Eldeen’s camera to shoot two images of an American soldier in what looks like a barracks. They were taken more than three hours after the incident that killed Noor-Eldeen, based on the camera’s digital clock.

Earlier shots on the camera show shadows on the ground and the lower legs of a U.S. soldier, which Reuters speculates were snapped by accident as the camera was being carried.

The agency revealed the findings in a press release , and distributed some of the photographs through its wire service. Among the images is an odd photo showing the top of someone’s head with the sky and the side of a structure in the background.

Reuters has asked the military for an objective investigation into the incident.

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