Posted by: Tony Carson | 21 September, 2007

Blackwater back in business

Blackwater working again in Iraq: an example of just how powerless the Maliki government in Iraq really is.

Four days after he banished Blackwater from the country for its crimes against civilians, well …

The US security firm Blackwater has resumed limited operations in the Iraqi capital Baghdad four days after a deadly shootout involving the company.

The company provides security to all US state department employees in Iraq.

It had been ordered by the Iraqi government too halt operations while a joint US-Iraqi inquiry was held.

A US embassy spokeswoman said the decision to allow Blackwater to resume work had been taken in consultation with the Iraqi government.

The spokeswoman, Mirembe Nantongo, said Blackwater operations would be limited to essential missions only outside Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone


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