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Troll BS: Italian Journalist shot by GIs in Iraq (229* d) RE: BS: Italian Journalist shot by GIs in Iraq 14 Mar 05

I recall reading somewhere (I guess I should archive this stuff) that the driver said there was a light and immediately afterward the shooting started. We are told that Ms. Sgrena was in the back seat. I will assume that the driver was in the front and probably in a better position to see the road ahead.

Another thing that bothers me is her statement that they had just rounded a sharp bend in the road and so were going quite slowly. I don't know how they build six-lane highways in Iraq, but I've never seen a major multi-lane hiway with sharp bends. Usually they are fairly gentle and banked so that traffic flows smoothly. A major hiway like the one to the Baghdad Airport would surely be of modern design if only to avoid delaying Saddam on his way to and fro.

Has anyone got a map of that section of road that they could share or provide a link to? It would sure help me understand this particular part of the incident better


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