Two truckers who drove in Iraq told a committee of U.S. Senate
Democrats on Monday that the company they worked for knowingly sent a lightly armed
convoy of tankers into a combat zone, resulting in the deaths of seven drivers
and two soldiers.
The New York Times reports that the truckers were
driving for Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root when they were
attacked by small arms, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades near the Bagdad airport in April 2004.
Some of the families of the dead are now suing KBR.
In a statement, company officials denied the truckers’
allegations, and said the U.S. military – not KBR – was responsible for convoy