All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Baghdad’

Blackwater Shootings: Killers Hiding Behind The Military

On September 16, 2007, employees of military contractor Blackwater USA opened fire in a Baghdad traffic circle called Nisoor Square. They killed 17 unarmed Iraqi civilians, including a 9-year-old boy who was riding with his father. Many more were injured. New evidence is expected to be introduced by U.S. prosecutors in the upcoming trial of the Blackwater security guards, who …

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Baghdad Brothel Shooting Leaves 12 Dead

January is shaping up to be a violent month in Iraq. According to Agence France Presse (AFP), the death toll rose by at least 12 on Tuesday when gunmen attacked an apartment that served as a brothel in the Zayouna area of Baghdad. Liquor stores and brothels seem to be a popular target. On December 7, gunmen attacked 12 liquor …

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Hellfire Missiles Sent to Iraq, U.S. Plans to Send Drones Next Year

By request, dozens of Hellfire missiles were sent from the United States to Iraq last week. The Iraqi government also requested the delivery of 10 Scan Eagles surveillance drones by March of next year; thus, the U.S. plans to also send along F-16s and helicopters. The war devices will be of assistance to governmental forces in combating the outburst of …

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