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Kidnappings Make Companies Rethink Iraq

For Kuwait Falcon Co., the cost of doing business in Iraq simply became too high: A man’s life was on the line. Militants threatened to behead a Turkish driver, Mithat Civi, unless the Kuwaiti firm and one of its contractors withdrew from the country. They both did. A spate of kidnappings has made it increasingly costly and difficult for businesses to work here, forcing some companies to pull out to meet the demands of shadowy groups of hostage-takers who are trying to cripple reconstruction efforts, undermine the U.S.-led coalition — or just make money. Full Story

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