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8 Chinese Laborers Held Hostage in Iraq

Insurgents released a video Tuesday showing eight Chinese workers held hostage by gunmen who claim the men are employed by a construction company working with U.S. troops, in the latest abduction of foreigners in Iraq. China’s government confirmed the kidnappings, and the Foreign Ministry said it was “taking all measures to rescue the hostages,” the official Xinhua News Agency said. The eight men from China’s Fujian province went missing last week while traveling to Jordan, Xinhua said. The Chinese Embassy in Baghdad pledged that the Chinese government would spare no effort to secure the hostages’ freedom, Xinhua said. Full Story

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