Some Iraqis Disappointed at Blackwater Convictions

October 23, 2014 9:51 PM

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Reactions in Baghdad have been mixed to the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards found guilty in the 2007 shooting of more than 30 Iraqi civilians.

Some Iraqis welcomed the U.S. jury’s decision on Wednesday. But others, like Ali Abbas, whose brother and nephew were killed in Nisour Square in a hail of gunfire by Blackwater guards, were disappointed that all four guards were not sentenced to life in prison.

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