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Blackwater convictions leave several Iraqi victims wanting more
Blackwater convictions leave several Iraqi victims wanting more

After he attended the federal trial in the United States this summer for four Blackwater security contractors accused in 2007 shootings that left 17 Iraqis dead, Sami Hawas Hamoud was eager to keep up with events in the case. But back home in Baghdad, Hamoud found that the incident had been all but forgotten. Though the shootings there had outraged Iraqis and was the talk of the capital seven years ago, there was virtually no mention of the trial in the local news media. Hamoud, who was badly wounded by gunfire that also killed his mother, didn’t find out that a verdict had come down on Wednesday until he got a call from an American reporter the next day. Only then did he learn...

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