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Private armies free to kill in Iraq

Family speaks out after two women gunned down in Iraq

Issue No. 2073

They kill with impunity. Gun down civilians, devastate families and spread terror. Yet they are beyond the law.

These are the private armies – the corporate mercenaries that have flooded into Iraq since 2003.

They are free from prosecution and protected under a law imposed on Iraq in the early days of the occupation.

Their latest victims are two women driving students to college.

But the women’s killers cannot be arrested, charged, nor brought to justice.

These private armies are packed with former policemen, ex-special forces and soldiers of fortune. They are part of a billion dollar industry with ties to politicians and governments.

Now the families of the victims are demanding justice.


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