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Iraqi Rebels Seize, Threaten to Kill Najaf Police

An Iraqi rebel group has seized four Iraqi policemen in Najaf and threatened to kill them unless police agree to stop hunting insurgents and pressuring rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Al Jazeera television said Friday.”They accused them (police) of pursuing the Mujahideen (fighters) and harassing Moqtada al-Sadr. They demanded a stop to these practices and a statement to this effect within 72 hours, or they will kill the hostages,” it said, showing video images of the policemen sent to the channel. Al Jazeera said the kidnappers called themselves the “Joint Forces to Stop Agents and Spies,” a previously unknown group.Full Story

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