Frontline Diary (2003): An exclusive embedded report reveals the trigger happy attitude of young US marines in their push into Baghdad.
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Capturing one of the most shocking ‘battles’ of the Iraq War, Geoff Thompson’s diary reaches an explosive conclusion – a car speeds up behind our convoy and jittery marines open fire as it tries to overtake. The car is riddled with bullets killing all 3 civilians. This then results in a dramatic fire fight in the night time confusion. The red on red tracer fire later reveals it was ‘friendly fire’. “We killed three civilians. That’s pretty bad. It’s happened before and I hope it doesn’t happen again,” confides one marine. A shocking finale to the embedded report which follows inexperienced frontline troops from the Kuwait border to Baghdad over 21 gruelling days. Includes candid interviews with the troops: “Every time we bomb them, it’s cool to me because I like explosions and stuff like that!”
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ABC Australia – Ref 1571