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U.S. Says Detained Iraqi Women Were Not Held Hostage

The U.S. military said on Friday two Iraqi women detained for six days had been held on suspicion of complicity in insurgent attacks, not used as hostages to pressure fugitive male relatives to surrender. “U.S. forces do not take hostages, nor do we participate in blackmail activities,” Lieutenant Colonel Clifford Kent, spokesman for the 3rd Infantry Division, said in a statement.Full Story

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