The 2007 Nisour Square massacre resulted in 17 civilian deaths in Baghdad, Iraq. So what was this incident about, and who was responsible for these deaths?
From Errand to Fatal Shot to Hail of Fire to 17 Death
“It started out as a family errand: Ahmed Haithem Ahmed was driving his mother, Mohassin, to pick up his father from the hospital where he worked as a pathologist. As they approached Nisour Square at midday on Sept. 16, they did not know that a bomb had gone off nearby or that a convoy of four armored vehicles carrying Blackwater guards armed with automatic rifles was approaching.”
Baghdad Blackwater shooting verdict
“U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the District presided over a 10-week trial of four former Blackwater security guards accused of killing 14 unarmed Iraqis and injuring 17 others in one of the most controversial episodes of the Iraq war, a botched security operation in Baghdad’s Nisour Square on Sept. 16, 2007.”
Former Blackwater guards sentenced for Nisour Square shooting
“A U.S. judge on Monday handed down lengthy prison terms to four former Blackwater guards convicted in the 2007 massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqis, potentially closing a chapter of the U.S. war in Iraq that tested relations between the two countries.”
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