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Kidnappers of Iraq lawmaker make demands

Kidnappers of a Sunni legislator have demanded the release of all detainees, a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops and an end to attacks on Shiite mosques in exchange for her freedom, an Iraqi vice president said Wednesday. Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi told reporters that a group claiming to be holding lawmaker Tayseer al-Mashhadani contacted his Iraqi Islamic Party and made the demands. Al-Hashimi did not say when or how the contact was made and whether the group offered proof to back up their claim to be holding her. Full Story

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