Blackwater and U.S. Soldiers Fighting Shoulder to Shoulder in Najaf

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Once upon time, the Blackwater was the biggest and most powerful private military company in the world. In this video, the Blackwater operators, alongside Spanish and U.S. Soldiers defend the coalition military base Camp Golf in the city of Najaf, Iraq. The footage dates from 2004. Contractors fired back after Mahdi army members attacked U.S. camp with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and other small arms.

* Blackwater was a US based private security company that had contracts with the government and operated in Iraq and Afghanistan. Blackwater’s employees were all former military personell and their job title while providing security services is PMC’s or Private Military Contractors.