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Chaos grips bid to free hostages held in Iraq

A series of unauthorised attempts to free two French journalists held hostage in Iraq for more than six weeks have caused acute embarrassment for President Jacques Chirac and may have jeopardised official negotiations for their release. Confusion surrounds the rescue mission launched independently by a maverick politician from Chirac’s own ruling UMP party, Didier Julia, and his envoy Philip Brett, a former security guard for the extreme-right National Front movement. On Friday they promised that the journalists were about to be freed, but yesterday there was still no sign of them.Full Story

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