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Blackwater in Iraq runs over woman
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Newly-released videos show the US private contractor in Iraq, formerly known as Blackwater, running over a woman with a car, smashing into Iraqi cars to move them out of the way and firing a rifle into traffic in 2006.

The videos were released by Harper's Magazine.

The videos are included in a piece by Charles Glass titled "The Warrior Class" that looks at the rise of private security contractors. Glass had been shown the videos by a former Blackwater employee.

Glass described one of the videos dated April 2006 that shows a woman being hit by a Blackwater vehicle.

"A woman in a black full-length burqa began to cross the street. The vehicle struck the woman and knocked her unconscious body into the gutter," Glass wrote.

"The cars slowed for a moment, but did not stop, nor did they even determine whether the victim was dead or alive. A voice in the car taking the video said, 'Oh,
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Added: Apr-18-2012 Occurred On: Apr-18-2012
By: tonio09
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