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French go-between claims to be with journalists held in Iraq

A Frenchman presenting himself as an unofficial negotiator said in a telephone interview with a radio station that he was with two French reporters who are being held hostage by insurgents in Iraq. Philippe Brett told the Europe 1 station by mobile telephone that he was currently in Iraq but would not say where exactly. When asked if he was was with Georges Malbrunot of Le Figaro newspaper and Christian Chesnot of Radio France Internationale, both of whom were kidnapped August 20 along with their Syrian driver south of Baghdad on August 20, Brett said: “The response is yes.” Full Story

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