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Kidnappings tear at Iraq’s frayed social fabric

The kidnappers abducted three brothers and a cousin, then sent a text message that gripped one Iraqi family with a fear it had never known. “Leave this area [you Shiites], or we will cut your necks so that the Americans can never help you,” warned the message to the family last month at their palm-forested farm south of Baghdad. “We are watching your every step. You are the tail of the occupation.” Full Story

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