- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Washington Times, relying on a security source in Iraq, reported on June 15, 2004, that Chechen mercenaries may have been involved in an ambush of a Blackwater USA convoy that killed four contractors outside Baghdad earlier that month. While some security contractors still believe Chechens were in Iraq around the time of the ambush, Blackwater spokeswoman Anne Tyrrell said the company’s final incident report did not conclude that there was Chechen involvement in the attack. Likewise, U.S. military and intelligence officials say they have not been able to corroborate any Chechen involvement in the ambush.

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