A British security contractor faces charges in an Iraqi court in the killings of two co-workers in Baghdad’s Green Zone early Sunday, an Iraqi military spokesman said.
Two American contractors being held by Iraqi authorities were handed over to U.S. custody on Sunday, the U.S. Embassy said
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Three of five Americans contractors detained in Baghdad have been ordered released by an Iraqi judge, because of insufficient evidence, a court spokesman said Thursday. The other two other contractors remain in custody, according to Judge Abdul Sattar al-Beeraqdar, a spokesman for Iraq’s Higher Judicial Council.
An American man was found bound, blindfolded and fatally stabbed in a car in Iraq’s heavily fortified Green Zone, Iraqi security forces said Saturday.
Iraqi authorities Sunday linked a Sunni Arab lawmaker to a series of attacks and insurgent plots, including an April 2007 bombing that killed two of his own colleagues. The lawmaker, Mohammed al-Daini, denied the allegations in a televised statement and accused the government of “political blackmail.” But an Iraqi military spokesman showed videotaped statements from al-Daini’s bodyguards that appeared to implicate him in the plots.