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Armed Iraqis threaten to kidnap, kill workers of foreign firms in Basra

A group of armed Iraqis threatened to kidnap and murder workers employed by foreign companies in Iraq’s southern capital Basra, in a videotape broadcast by Al Jazeera television. One of 11 men carrying automatic rifles read a statement to camera saying, “All the employees of foreign, Arab and particularly Kuwaiti companies in Basra are targets to kidnap and kill.” “We warn them not to go out on the streets of Basra,” he said in the name of a group called the “Al-Taf Martyrs Brigades”. “For us they are the same as Americans, as British and their ilk. We will make no difference between them.” The hooded men, flashing V signs, saluted the brief statement with cries of Allah u Akbar (God is Greatest). Full Story

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