Iraqi victims tried to flee Blackwater, U.S. says as case goes to jury




 
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August 27th, 2014  
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Topic: Iraqi victims tried to flee Blackwater, U.S. says as case goes to jury


By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four former security guards for Blackwater Worldwide "took something that didn't belong to them, the lives of 14 human beings," in September 2007 when they fired on civilians in a Baghdad traffic circle, a U.S. Several victims were shot in the back as they tried to flee, federal prosecutor Anthony Asuncion noted. Asuncion began closing arguments by painting the ex-security guards as cold-blooded killers who unleashed firepower on Iraqi civilians who posed no threat. The shootings at Nisur Square, four years into the Iraq war, sparked international outrage.




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