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Iraqi government drafts bill lifting contractor immunity.

Following reports that the State Department had granted immunity to disgraced Blackwater security guards, the Iraqi cabinet on Tuesday “approved draft legislation lifting immunity for foreign private security companies, sending the measure to Parliament.” However, an “Iraqi government spokesman suggested that the new law may not cover Blackwater guards if they were defined by the State Department as an extension of the multinational forces in Iraq, rather than private security guards.”

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