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2009-03-27 17:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of injured civilians and families of Iraqis killed in two unprovoked shootings in Baghdad by Blackwater "shooters" sued the company and founder Erik Prince in separate lawsuits filed today and Thursday in California federal court, according to their U.S.-based legal team. The lawsuits allege that several Blackwater defendants - now operating as Xe and other names under the control of Mr.

2008-12-08 13:09:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following remarks are being released by the U.S. Department of Justice: WASHINGTON, D.C. ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL PATRICK ROWAN: Good afternoon. My name is Pat Rowan. I'm the Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

2008-06-21 18:00:17

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD - A U.S. army translator holding joint Iraqi-Canadian citizenship goes on trial before a U.S. military court Sunday for allegedly stabbing a fellow contractor.

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2007-10-23 21:00:00

Heavier guns and sturdier trucks would not have saved a team of Blackwater USA guards brutally killed in March 2004 after being lured by corrupt Iraqi forces into a well-planned ambush, the embattled private security contractor contends in a report to Congress.

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2007-01-23 21:00:05

By STEVEN R. HURST BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. security company helicopter crashed Tuesday as it flew over a dangerous Sunni neighborhood in the central Baghdad where insurgents and Iraqi security troops fought a prolonged gunbattle, and a U.S. official said five American civilians on board were killed.

2006-02-01 00:45:11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military in Baghdad fired shots at the Canadian ambassador's car on Tuesday but there were no injuries, a U.S. State Department official said. "It's an unfortunate incident. No one was injured.

2005-12-22 11:36:29

By Bernd Debusmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unprecedented lawsuit stemming from the gruesome killing of four American civilians in Iraq is slowly making its way through the U.S. legal system, closely watched by companies estimated to field up to 100,000 contractors alongside the U.S. military.


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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