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Wikileaks prepares further air-strike video

Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks is said to be readying footage of a US air-strike in Afghanistan that may have killed as many as 140 civilians, including 92 children.

The development comes in the the wake of the release of the video of another of a US attack in Baghdad, which clearly embarrassed US military chiefs.

So embarrassed were they in fact, that they has a US soldier, Bradley Manning, arrested after he apparently admitted to a former hacker that he had leaked both videos to the web site.

But WikiLeaks has now emailed supporters, saying it is preparing the film of the bombing of the Afghan village of Garani in May 2009 for release. US snoops are believed to be on the trail of the site's founder, Julian Assange, who apparently keeps on the move for fear of being 'disappeared'.

The video under preparation captures one of bloodiest bombing raids yet seen in Afghanistan. The Afghan government said about 140 civilians were killed in Garani, including 92 children. US military sources initially said that up to 95 people died, including 65 'insurgents'.

It has since backtracked on that claim and admits it may have made a "mistake" in its calculations. According to the Guardian (opens in new tab), US officials said they were targeting Taliban positions and so used weapons designed to cause casualties over a wide area. Two US military officials last year confessed that no checks were carried out to ascertain who was actually in the buildings under the cross-hairs. They turned out to have been full of women and children.

US commander, General David Petraeus, had promised that the military's video of the attack would be made public, but it never was. WikiLeaks it about to fulfill Petraeus' promise.

In a recent email, Assange said WikiLeaks has "a lot of other material that exposes human rights abuses by the US government", as well as the Garani footage. monitors all leading technology stories and rounds them up to help you save time hunting them down.