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US troops ‘misled’ into shooting Italian spy chief

US forces in Iraq could have been misled into firing on the car carrying freed Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena and Italy’s spy chief Nicola Calipari. The Corriere della Sera newspaper said the head of the group that kidnapped Sgrena — named as Sheikh Hussein — had told the US military just after her release that the car would blow up at a checkpoint on Baghdad’s notorious airport highway. The paper said Wednesday that the source of the information was Mustafa Mohammed Salman, held on suspicion of kidnapping British charity worker Margaret Hassan, who was seized in Baghdad in October 2004 and found dead a month later. Full Story

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