Blackwater's Version of Iraq Attack Disputed Employees of the private security firm Blackwater USA are accused in the unprovoked shootings of Iraqi civilians in September. James Glanz, New York Times Baghdad bureau chief, says witnesses and Iraqi investigators dispute Blackwater's version of events.
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Blackwater's Version of Iraq Attack Disputed

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Blackwater's Version of Iraq Attack Disputed

Blackwater's Version of Iraq Attack Disputed

Blackwater's Version of Iraq Attack Disputed

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James Glanz, New York Times Baghdad bureau chief, has been reporting on the September incident involving a convoy of Blackwater USA personnel who are accused of the unprovoked shooting of Iraqi civilians.

The Times spoke with a dozen witnesses and with Iraqi investigators, who dispute the version of events given by Blackwater.

The Times also reports that there was a second incident the same day, possibly involving the same Blackwater convoy, in which more Iraqis were shot.

Glanz talks with Robert Siegel.

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