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10 June 2009

Blackwater still working in Iraq, providing "armed" guards to International Republican Institute

Author: Jeremy Scahill, Huffington Post [USA]

…[A]ttorney Susan Burke has dedicated a substantial part of her practice to holding the company [Xe-Blackwater] responsible for its crimes…Burke is also alleging Blackwater/Xe remains firmly entrenched in Iraq, using affiliate companies like Greystone...

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10 June 2009

Xe-Blackwater, illegally continuing to operate in Iraq, sued for more civilian shootings, according to Burke O'Neil LLC

Author: Burke O'Neil LLC

A wrongful death and injury lawsuit filed today against Xe-Blackwater over a 2007 civilian shooting in Iraq alleges that Xe-Blackwater "shooters"…unnecessarily fired shots, killing Husain Salih Rabea and traumatizing Ali Kareem Fakhri… According to...

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27 March 2009

Xe - Blackwater faces new claims over civilian shootings in Iraq, according to U.S. legal team for Iraqi families

Author: Burke O'Neil LLC

A group of injured civilians and families of Iraqis killed in two unprovoked shootings in Baghdad by Blackwater [now known as Xe] "shooters" sued the company and founder Erik Prince in separate lawsuits filed today and Thursday in California federal...

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20 March 2009

Xe - Blackwater Sued for Drunken Killing of Iraqi VP's Guard and Alleged Cover Up, According to Burke O'Neil LLC

Author: Burke O'Neil LLC

A heavily intoxicated Blackwater "shooter" randomly murdered an Iraqi vice presidential guard…in 2006 and the company then attempted to cover up the incident before reneging on promises to fully compensate the dead guard's family, according to a...

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19 January 2009

Dogs of War: Codes of conduct -- trust but verify

Author: David Isenberg, United Press International

Regulation of an industry takes many different forms. There are outright laws and regulations, official standards, governmental monitoring agencies and internal rules...Sometimes it works well. And sometimes it fails…One part of regulation is...

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1 September 2007

[DOC] Do Private Security Companies Have a Role in Ensuring the Security of Local Populations and Aid Workers?

Author: Jean S. Renouf, Coordinator of the European Interagency Security Forum

Within the framework of the debates regarding the concept of protection, this paper examines whether private security companies have a role to play in ensuring the physical security of local populations and whether they can improve the security...

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1 August 2007

A very private war

Author: Jeremy Scahill, in Guardian [UK]

There are 48,000 'security contractors' in Iraq…In another incident…an off-duty Blackwater operative is alleged to have shot and killed an Iraqi bodyguard of the Shia vice-president…Blackwater officials confirm that after the incident they whisked the...

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