(CNN) — Ahmad Rubaie was studying to become a doctor when his life ended seven years ago.
Ali Abdul Razzaq’s life was just getting started when a bullet to the head killed the 9-year-old on September 16, 2007.
They were just two of 17 unarmed Iraqi civilians who died when four former Blackwater private security contractors opened fire at Nisur Square in Baghdad. Eighteen others who were wounded.
The Iraq War incident has been a controversial political and diplomatic case from start.
On Tuesday, a Washington jury begins deliberations on whether the four guards are guilty of murder, among other charges.
The defendants say they acted in self-defense after they were fired upon by militants, but witnesses dispute the claim.
‘It was horror’
Attorney Hasan Jaber was driving to work when he got trapped in traffic at the square. That’s when the shooting started.
Like many others, he tried to…
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