The video is graphic, and disturbing. As a group of men amble down a Baghdad street two US Army helicopters open fire, repeatedly shooting the men and gunning one down as he tries to flee.
As the dust clears, the troops survey their handiwork.
â€œLook at those dead b******s,â€ one pilot says. â€œNice,â€ another responds.
On the video, the troops can be heard asking for permission to "engage" â€” or open fire, and one says "Light 'em up!"
A wounded man can be seen crawling and the pilots verbally hope that he will try to fire at them so that under the rules of engagement they can shoot him again. â€œAll you gotta do is pick up a weapon,â€ one pilot says.
A short time later a van arrives to pick up the wounded and the pilots open fire on it, wounding two children inside. â€œWell, itâ€™s their fault for bring their kids into a battle,â€ one pilot says.
David Schlesinger, editor-in-chief of Reuters news said the video was "graphic evidence of the dangers involved in war journalism and the tragedies that can result".