Anatomy of a Killing - BBC News

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In July 2018 a horrifying video began to circulate on social media. It shows two women and two young children being led away at gunpoint by a group of Cameroonian soldiers. The captives are blindfolded, forced to the ground, and shot 22 times.


The government of Cameroon initially dismissed the video as “fake news.” But BBC Africa Eye, through forensic analysis of the footage, can prove exactly where this happened, when it happened, and who is responsible for the killings.

Warning: this video contains disturbing content

Investigation by Aliaume Leroy and Ben Strick.
Produced by Daniel Adamson and Aliaume Leroy.
Motion Graphics: Tom Flannery

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Thee investigation techniques are very impressive!

Author — Taylor L Winter


don't call them 'soldiers'...they are just criminals / murderers in uniform!

Author — sgtjoe2008


That child holding the mother's hand must be so scared and confused, my heart breaks whenever I see this jeez

Author — Vasilisa A


*OMG this is horrible, I feel bad for these people. Let’s just talk about how smart these interestigations are tho👏🏽👏🏽*

Author — Kpopfan’s Life


I want to cry after seeing that kid who was behind his mother's back. 😞

Author — Shantanu Kumar


Investigative journalists exposing these atrocities are the real heroes. RIP to these souls and I hope justice or karma finds its way to the monsters who are responsible.

Author — S Alvarez


Give me the Gun and let those guys stand unarmed in front of me, I can make the beg for mercy for a week before I can start killing them slowly... Bustards

Author — Alex Choompo


I am beyond impressed with this report.
This is like CSI irl!

Author — Raven Rodriguez


These executions happen often in parts of Africa and the Middle East; but most instances are never filmed.
BBC went full Sherlock Holmes on this investigation.

Author — Tiger H. Lore


Crazy ! Humans killing each other .
This was a deep investigation in honor of the babies fallen
No doubt about it .

Author — Adel Camac


Who ever did all this investigation, needs a raise.

Author — The FlyingFish


When you act like the enemy you become the enemy! No one has the right to take a life?!

Author — xtreme survival


Much better investigation than many of the top agencies..👍

Author — dixmit2004


The way of finding answer of where when and who is really impressive.

Author — Koustav Chowdhury


Imagine if this video was never recorded!

Author — Pessimist Kai


I guess real investigative journalism still excists. Amazing job!

Author — Sergio Lobato


The fact someone would do this .
Thank you for raising awareness of this incident

Author — KROSS777RLSH


THAT’s how you proof something. I’m impressed BBC

Author — Sabri El Tounsi


You guy did a great job on finding info from this video. 👍

Author — cheristar


This is what called investigative journalism. Kudos to BBC.

Author — Jay dev