Nicola Calipari: Death by Ambush or Death by Stupid?

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BBC – Nicola Calipari: An ‘extraordinary hero’: On Friday, Nicola Calipari was an unknown Italian secret agent, close to completing another successful mission for his country. A few hours and a selfless and fatal act later, he had become a hero mourned by his entire nation. Calipari was on the verge of delivering Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena to safety after her hostage ordeal in Iraq, when their car came under US army fire.

Guardian – Italian hostage accuses US of trying to kill her as thousands mourn her rescuer: The former Italian hostage who saw her rescuer shot dead at a US checkpoint in Baghdad said yesterday they might have been targeted because of US objections to Italy’s policy of negotiating with kidnappers.

Independent – Italian hostage tells of rescuer shielding her from bullets: Piero Colari, Ms Sgrena’s partner, told reporters angrily: “There are only two explanations, either it was an ambush or those soldiers were complete idiots.”

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