Iraq Detains U.S. Contractors
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Iraq has been detaining hundreds of foreign
contractors, including those hired to protect the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.
Officials and executives said contractors who arrived in Baghdad
International Airport were undergoing severe interrogation and in many cases
detained. They said the airport detentions, which numbered 100 in early
January, reflected the policy of the Baghdad government in wake of the U.S.
withdrawal from Iraq in December 2011.