Asked by: Lyudmyla Paladino
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th February, 2020

How many Blackwater employees have been killed?

Reports surfaced this week that 42 mercenaries working for the US security firm Blackwater had been killed in Yemen. The news came just one week after 15 fighters working for the same company were said to have been killed in clashes in the war-torn country.

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Keeping this in consideration, what happened with Blackwater?

In 2014, four Blackwater employees were tried and convicted in U.S. federal court; one of murder, and the other three of manslaughter and firearms charges. The Iraqi government vowed to punish Blackwater. The incident sparked at least five investigations, including one from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Likewise, is Blackwater still in business? North Carolina, U.S. Academi is an American private military company founded in 1997 by former Navy SEAL officer Erik Prince as Blackwater, renamed as Xe Services in 2009 and known as Academi since 2011 after the company was acquired by a group of private investors.

Likewise, how many private contractors have died in Iraq?

In addition, at least 938 Iraqi private contractors have been killed for a total of 1,487 contractors dead.

What is Blackwater called today?

In February 2009, Blackwater changed its name to Xe Services LLC and restructured the company. They still do business as Academi. Today, the North Carolina training center operates as United States Training Center, or USTC, and carries out tactics and weapons training for military, government, and law enforcement.

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