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"Aid Worker Hassan Apparently Killed by Captors"

Al-Jazeera television said Tuesday it received a videotape showing the slaying of a woman believed to be hostage aid worker Margaret Hassan. Hassan’s family in London said they believed the longtime director of CARE in Iraq was dead. The station initially said it would air parts of the video, but then a spokesman said it would not.” “We don’t show acts of killing,” said Jihad Ballout. “We’ve never done it before, outside war.” CARE said in a statement, “It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the existence of a video in which it appears that our colleague Margaret Hassan has been killed. … The whole of CARE is in mourning.” The 59-year-old Briton was abducted in Baghdad on Oct. 19, the most prominent of more than 170 foreigners kidnapped in Iraq this year. Her captors later issued videos showing her pleading for Britain to withdraw its troops from Iraq and calling for the release of female Iraqi prisoners. Full Story

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