Middle East

July 15, 2008

Iraq doctor's shooter had long record

Dr. Yasser Salihee's body lay in his compact car on a busy Baghdad street for everyone to see. The doctor, employed as a journalist, was shot by an American soldier who claimed that Salihee refused to slow down and who believed he presented a threat. Though the details are disputed, the results were not: The June 2005 shooting outraged the very population the military is trying to win over.

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