December 1, 2005

C&L has obtained a document that outlines an incident against two Triple Canopy employees:

"Two employees of a PDS Team from Triple Canopy were under investigation for murdering two Iraq truck drivers. When the employees were questioned on the Iraq side of the Jordanian border, they said that they had encountered no problems. The customs officer inquired why there were one hundred 5.56 rounds found at the site of a reported incident where two Iraq drivers were found dead. The document says that the two were released after 9 hours. Read the rest of the document here."

The report is a scathing account of the episode-and of one of the men involved. The question needs to be asked now more than ever since the release of the Aegis-UK video. Is this event more common place than the exception with civilian contractors? I'll have more as new information comes in...

Triple Canopy had their own tragedy on Sept. 7th, 2005, when four of their employees were killed in Basra.

(Update): Booman Tribune has some more on the story...

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