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Military Can't Find It's Copy of Tape Exposed by Wikileaks

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May 27, 2009
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WikiLeaks' Iraq Killings Video: Military 'Can't Find' Its Copy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military said Tuesday it can't find its copy of a video that shows two employees of the Reuters news agency being killed by Army helicopters in 2007, after a leaked version circulated the Internet and renewed questions about the attack.

Capt. Jack Hanzlik, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said that the military has not been able to locate the video within its files after being asked to authenticate the version available online.

"We had no reason to hold the video at (Central Command), nor did the higher headquarters in Iraq," Hanzlik said in an e-mailed statement. "We're attempting to retrieve the video from the unit who did the investigation."

According to Greg Sargent of Whorunsgov.com, a military official informed that not only could the military not find the video, but it may not be retrievable at all.

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