Well, it may be a hoax.
Reuters hoaxed?The blogosphere will quickly get to the bottom of this.
Bareknuckle Politics believes that Reuters may have been hoaxed when “It aired the footage from the Rashedeen Army which appeared to show part of the helicopter’s fuselage and rotor lying in a field,” purporting to show a recent US helicopter loss in Iraq. Bareknuckle Politics notes that the video in question displays a timestamp date of March 19, 2000, and wonders whether Reuters is showing recycled video. (link)
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