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Philippines Bars Workers From Iraq

The Philippines on Thursday barred its contract workers — the backbone of the U.S. military’s support staff in Iraq— from coming here after militants released a videotape threatening to kill a Filipino hostage. The threat left Filipino workers praying for their countryman and worried about their own safety. On the video, aired Wednesday by the Al-Jazeera television network, three armed and masked men stood behind the seated hostage, threatening to kill him if the Philippines doesn’t pull its troops out within three days.Full Story

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