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Iraq Abductors Threaten to Kill Captured Peace Activists

The captors of four Christian peace activists kidnapped in November threatened to kill their hostages unless authorities released all prisoners held in Iraq, according to a video aired Saturday on Arab television. In what has become a grimly familiar sight over the last month, the four gaunt-faced men — two Canadians, one Briton and an American — spoke to the camera in a grainy, silent video aired on the Al Jazeera network. The channel’s news reader said that their captors, from a group called the Swords of Righteousness Brigade, were giving U.S. and Iraqi authorities a “last chance” to release all prisoners in their possession, “otherwise their fate will be death.” Full Story

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