US monitors: al-Qaida Iraq front group posts video of American pilot killed

September 14, 2007 00:57


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An al-Qaida-linked insurgent group released a video Thursday showing a photograph of the ID card of a US pilot killed in Iraq last year and a brief footage of his aircraft's wreckage site, US monitors said. The 11 minutes 30 seconds video, with English subtitles, was first obtained by the IntelCenter monitoring group in suburban Washington. The footage bears the insignia of the Islamic State of Iraq and its al-Furqan media production wing, the monitors said. Titled "The Missing," the video shows the ID card photograph of US Air Force pilot Maj. Troy L. Gilbert whose F-16CG crashed November 27, 2006, some 32 kilometers (20 miles) northwest of Baghdad. US forces who investigated the crash have said insurgents reached the site before American forces could. At the time, video footage obtained by Associated Press Television News showed what appeared to be the wreckage of his plane in a field and a tangled parachute nearby.

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