Iraq's Interior Ministry says Blackwater USA has been involved in at least six violent incidents in Baghdad this year that left 10 Iraqis dead. These encounters have stoked the government's anger over an additional incident Sunday in which the ministry says Blackwater guards killed 11 people. Blackwater has said its guards acted in self-defense Sunday, but it did not respond to a request for comment on the other incidents.
GRAPHIC by The Washington Post - September 22, 2007
Iraq Probe of U.S. Security Firm Grows Article | BAGHDAD, Sept. 21 -- Iraq's probe into a deadly shooting by Blackwater USA in Baghdad last weekend has expanded to include allegations about the security firm's involvement in six other violent episodes this year that left at least 10 Iraqis dead.
Soldier of Misfortune Adapted from "Big Boy Rules: America's Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq" (Da Capo Press, 2008)
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