Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq ‘massacre’


WASHINGTON D.C.: Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) for their roles in a notorious 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left at least 14 civilians dead and deepened resentment of America’s involvement in Iraq. The four ex-employees of the US private security firm were convicted on an array of charges ranging from first degree murder to voluntary manslaughter. Their convictions followed a two-month trial that heard how they opened fire with sniper rifles, machine guns and grenade launchers in Baghdad’s bustling Nisour Square as they escorted a diplomatic convoy.



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