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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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Blackwater Shootings: Startling New Details Emerge

Four guards are set to stand trial for the infamous Blackwater shootings which occurred in 2007. The men were alleged to have opened fire on unarmed Iraqi civilians at Nisoor Square in Baghdad. The shootings resulted in 14 deaths with at least 18 additional civilians being wounded. The guards will face charges that include manslaughter, attempted manslaughter, and gun violations. …

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Justice Dept. Brings New Charges in 2007 Blackwater Shooting

The AP via ABC News reported yesterday that the U.S. Justice Department has brought charges against four ex-contractors from Blackwater Worldwide over a 2007 shooting that left between 14 and 17 civilians dead. Although the four contractors involved had been previously charged in 2008 with manslaughter and weapons violations, those charges were dropped when a federal judge ruled the Justice …

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