Blackwater US private security contractors securing the site where a roadside bomb exploded near the Iranian embassy in central Baghdad [AFP]

By the tragic killing of eight Iraqis during a shootout around a US Embassy convoy, private security company Blackwater has sparked a huge legal and political controversy.

Iraqis are more and more frustrated by what they think as the impunity with which private security companies have harmed civilians. 

So, will the Iraqi government be agressive in tackling this issue? What imapct, if any, will the absence of these companies be on security in Iraq? 

Find out on Inside Story at 17:30 GMT

 This episode of Inside Story aired on 19th September 2007.

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