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Fate of aid worker in the balance as date with Zarqawi looms

The fate of kidnapped aid worker Margaret Hassan hung in the balance as a deadline approached to hand her over to a group led by Islamic militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi unless British troops left Iraq.The captors of the British-Irish woman threatened Tuesday to deliver her to Iraq’s most ruthless band of kidnappers, who have already beheaded a string of foreigners, unless their demands were met in 48 hours. Britain has made no public response to the threat, which came as hundreds of British soldiers settled into a new base outside Baghdad on a US-requested mission to free up US soldiers for an anticipated assault on other hotspots.Full Story

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