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Three Members of Allawi's Family Abducted

Gunmen abducted three members of Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s family from their Baghdad home, his spokesman said Wednesday, and militants said they would be beheaded in two days if the siege of Fallujah was not lifted.A cousin of the premier, Ghazi Allawi, the cousin’s wife and their daughter-in-law were snatched Tuesday night from their house in the the western Yarmouk neighborhood Tuesday evening, government spokesman Thair al-Naqeeb said. A statement from Al-Naqeeb corrected his earlier report that two relatives were kidnapped, the cousin and the daughter-in-law. Initial police reports had said the wife was also abducted.Full Story

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