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Remaining Foreign Aid Agencies Expected to Quit Iraq

Most remaining international aid agencies in Iraq are expected to pull out following the kidnapping of two Italian humanitarian workers, a coordinator for non-governmental groups in Baghdad said Wednesday. “I expect most agencies to decide to leave,” Jean-Dominique Bunel told Reuters, adding that up to 50 people from around 50 organizations could pull out of the country. International aid agencies were in a meeting with Bunel to discuss the issue Wednesday and were expected to make an announcement on any move after the gathering. The meeting came a day after a group of gunmen seized Simona Torretta and Simona Pari, both 29, from their central Baghdad offices in a brazen attack which alarmed foreigners already edgy over a wave of kidnappings. Full Story

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