Private Security in Iraq
Post correspondent Steve Fainaru has uncovered another shooting incident by a private security force in Iraq. Fainaru, who has been covering the private armies for more than a year, reports on a shooting in June by guards employed by Unity Resources Group, which resulted in serious injuries to a van driver. Unity was hired by RTI International, a firm that promotes democracy under a U.S. government contract. RTI initially said it had no information on the shooting, but later discovered internal reports after inquiries from The Post. The incident came three months before the fatal shooting of two Iraqi women by Unity guards and the killings of 17 civilians by Blackwater Worldwide employees. A U.S-Iraqi commission has been formed to look into the use of private security contractors.
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