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U.S. will not renew Blackwater contract in Iraq

The U.S. State Department has told Blackwater Worldwide, the private security firm whose guards are accused of killing Iraqi civilians while protecting U.S. diplomats, that it will not renew its contract in Iraq. The move was not a surprise following Iraq's decision to deny a license to Blackwater, which drew intense criticism after its guards opened fire in Baghdad traffic in 2007, killing at least 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians.

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Iraq: Govt. will not renew Blackwater license, "largely because" of the Sep 2007 Nisoor Square shooting

Blackwater USA lawsuit (re 16 Sep 2007 Baghdad incident)