Giuliana Sgrena discusses her new book, Friendly Fire: The Remarkable Story of a Journalist Kidnapped in Iraq, Rescued by an Italian Secret Service Agent, and Shot by U.S. Forces, the circumstances of her captivity and release, how U.S. troops shot her and her rescuers as she was finally on her way to safety and why they should have known who she was at the time of the shooting.
MP3 here. (16:44)
On February 4, 2005, while reporting in Iraq for the Italian daily newspaper Il Manifesto, leading Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena was kidnapped by a group of Iraqis and held hostage for one month. On the day of her release, as she was being escorted to Baghdad International Airport by Italian security, U.S. forces fired on her vehicle. The attack killed Major General Nicola Calipari, the number two man in Italian military intelligence, as he shielded Sgrena.[audio:http://dissentradio.com/charles/aw0315giulianasgrena.mp3]