From Associated Press:
Iraq officials probe killings of Christian women by security firm
Published: October 9, 2007
BAGHDAD: Weeping mourners called for justice Wednesday during a funeral Mass for two Armenian Christian women killed the day before at an intersection in Baghdad — the second shooting of civilians involving a heavily armed security firm linked to U.S. government-financed work in Iraq in less than a month.
A small group of relatives and friends of Marou Awanis and Geneva Jalal, the women killed in the Tuesday shooting, gathered at the Virgin Mary Church in central Baghdad. Awanis’ three daughters cried as other women relatives wailed over the simple caskets, adorned only with a golden cross.
Iraqi authorities blamed the women’s deaths on guards working for Unity Resources Group, a security company owned by Australian partners but with headquarters in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Iraqi government claims against Blackwater: here.
Blackwater update: here.
President George W Bush has urged US legislators not to pass a resolution declaring the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks to be genocide.
See also here.
US mercenaries in Afghanistan: here.
Death of French mercenary Bob Denard: here.