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Irish Reporter Tells of Baghdad Abduction

An Irish reporter who was abducted by Shiite extremists in Baghdad and freed 36 hours later said Friday he had braced himself for the prospect of several months in captivity — or a beheading. Rory Carroll, a correspondent for The Guardian newspaper of Britain, told Ireland’s RTE state broadcasters he owed his speedy salvation to Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi, who brokered a deal for his release. Full Story

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