US: Shot that killed journalist likely fired from Israelis

U.S. officials have concluded that gunfire from Israeli positions likely killed Al Jazeera News Today-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh but that there was ‘no reason to believe’ her shooting was intentional, the State Department said Monday.

The finding, in a statement from State Department spokesman Ned Price, came after what the U.S. said were inconclusive tests under U.S. oversight of the bullet recovered from Abu Akleh’s body.It said ‘independent, third-party examiners’ had conducted an ‘extremely detailed forensic analysis.’

‘Ballistic experts determined the bullet was badly damaged, which prevented a clear conclusion’ as to who fired the shot,’ Price said in the statement.

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