The BBC has new video evidence that US forces may have been responsible for the deliberate killing of 11 innocent Iraqi civilians:
The US said at the time four people died during a military operation, but Iraqi police claimed that US troops had deliberately shot the 11 people.US apologists will probably claim (reflexively) that the Sunnis must have shot the corpses after the US troops have left, but a proper forensic enquiry should be able to establish the truth of that fairly quickly.
A spokesman for US forces in Iraq told the BBC an inquiry was under way...
The video pictures obtained by the BBC appear to contradict the US account of the events in Ishaqi, about 100km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, on 15 March 2006.
The US authorities said they were involved in a firefight after a tip-off that an al-Qaeda supporter was visiting the house.
According to the Americans, the building collapsed under heavy fire killing four people - a suspect, two women and a child.
But a report filed by Iraqi police accused US troops of rounding up and deliberately shooting 11 people in the house, including five children and four women, before blowing up the building.
The video tape obtained by the BBC shows a number of dead adults and children at the site with what our world affairs editor John Simpson says were clearly gunshot wounds.
The pictures came from a hardline Sunni group opposed to coalition forces.
It has been cross-checked with other images taken at the time of events and is believed to be genuine, the BBC's Ian Pannell in Baghdad says.