Paul Slough

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Nisour Square in Baghdad, where 14 Iraqis were killed in 2007 by Blackwater mercenaries. Photograph: Michael Kamber/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump’s pardoning of four Blackwater mercenaries for the killing of 14 Iraqis at a crowded traffic intersection in Baghdad in 2007(...)

Nicholas Slatten (left), a former Army sniper from Tennessee, was sentenced to life in prison; Dustin Heard, also of Tennessee and  Evan Liberty of New Hampshire were both sentenced to  30 years. Photograph: Reuters

One former Blackwater security contractor received a life sentence on Monday and three others received 30-year sentences for killing unarmed Iraqi ci(...)

Former Blackwater security guard Nick Slatten (centre) leaving the Washington federal courthouse with attorneys in 2009. Slatten faces a life sentence after being found guilty of murder. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

In a sweeping victory for the US government, a federal jury today found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced in conn(...)