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G.I.'s May Be Targets of Kidnappers and Rebels Posing as Policemen

American forces arriving in Iraq are being singled out for kidnapping by insurgents, according to senior military officers. The insurgents, they say, may make a symbolic spectacle of abducted soldiers or use captives to negotiate the release of Iraqi prisoners. Military commanders are also concerned about a possible new terrorist tactic: posing as police officers. Two American civilians and their translator were killed Tuesday, and initial reports indicated that their attackers were dressed in Iraqi police uniforms. The warning on kidnapping is being given to Marine Corps and Army ground forces rotating into Iraq. The military officers say the information has come from a number of intelligence discoveries, though they would specify only one: a seized letter the Americans say was written by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian suspected of ties to Al Qaeda. Full Story

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