The government said Tuesday it will evacuate all South Koreans working for businesses in Iraq by early next month as the country awaited word on a South Korean man held by militants there. The Commerce, Industry and Energy Ministry said the move affects the last 22 businessmen still in Iraq. Most of them work for South Korean companies providing supplies to the U.S. military, Minister Lee Hee-beom said. The man who was abducted, Kim Sun-il, worked for a South Korean supplier to the American military. His captors, purportedly al-Qaida-linked militants, said they would kill him if the South Korean government did not cancel its plan to send troops to Iraq by early Tuesday. Full Story
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