Thursday 25 May 2017

US extends Blackwater's Iraq job for another year

Washington, April 5, 2008

US private security firm Blackwater's deal to protect American diplomats in Baghdad will be extended for a year while the FBI investigates a 2007 incident in which the company's guards are accused of killing 17 Iraqis, the State Department said on Friday.

"I have requested and received approval to have task order six - which Blackwater has to provide personal protective services in Baghdad - renewed for one year," Assistant Secretary of State Gregory Starr told reporters.-Reuters

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