This strange article “Giant badgers terrorise Iraqi port city” says that these giant man-eating badgers are known as Al-Ghirayri and locally as Al-Girta. I did a search for that name and turned up nothing. Shame, I really wanted to see a picture of man-eating badger.
(just a regular badger I guess)
Here’s some progress towards an answer. The folks in the comments on the Digg article of this suggest that this is a video of one of the beasts. And here is a the Wikipedia entry on your standard Honey badger (maybe the same thing?).