News | 11.10.2007 | 20:00 UTC
Families of Iraqis who died in a Baghdad shooting last month involving the US security firm Blackwater are suing the company for unspecified damages. The plaintiffs, represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, say the firm violated US law and fostered a culture of lawlessness among its employees. The suit, which was filed in the US District Court in Washington, DC, says the contractor has "turned recklessness into profit at the expense of the lives of innocent civilians". 17 Iraqis died in the September 16 shootings. The Iraqi government says the incident was unprovoked, a charge Blackwater denies.
Source: Deutsche Welle @ dw-world.de
Picture: Blackwater @ blackwaterusa.com
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