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Kuwaiti Firm Rejects Iraq Kidnappers' Demand

A Kuwaiti transport company said Friday it was in talks to secure the release of seven employees in Iraq threatened with beheading by kidnappers, but would not meet demands to quit the country. “We will not withdraw operations from Iraq. Our company will continue, but there are negotiations at high levels with diplomatic and security involvement,” said Saeed Dashti, chairman of the Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport Company. The kidnappers have threatened to start beheading the drivers, three Indians, three Kenyans and an Egyptian, from Saturday unless the company pulls out. They also demanded India, Kenya and Egypt withdraw their citizens from Iraq.Full Story

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