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Iraq Group Gives New 48-Hr Deadline Over Hostages

A group in Iraq which has threatened to behead seven foreign hostages issued a new 48-hour deadline to their Kuwaiti employers Friday and demanded Iraqi prisoners be freed from Kuwaiti and U.S. jails, Al Jazeera television said “They gave a Kuwaiti company 48 hours to answer demands for the hostages’ release. They said the company must pay compensation to the families of the dead in Falluja, and Iraqi prisoners in American and Kuwait jails should be released,” Al Jazeera said, saying it had received a videotape from the group. U.S. strikes on the rebellious city of Falluja over the last month have killed about 40 people.Full Story

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