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Report: Kidnappers say British hostage commits suicide

Kidnappers say British hostage commits suicide

Report: Kidnappers say British hostage commits suicide


One of five British hostages captured in Iraq last year has committed suicide, the kidnappers said in a videotape obtained by The Sunday Times.
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Quiet Iraq streets leave soldiers yearning for Afghanistan

 Quiet Iraq streets leave soldiers yearning for Afghanistan

Quiet Iraq streets leave soldiers yearning for Afghanistan


Spc. Grover Gebhart has spent nine months at a small post on a Sunni-Shiite fault line in western Baghdad. But the 21-year-old soldier on his first tour in Iraq feels he’s missing the real war — in Afghanistan, where his brother is fighting the Taliban.
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Baghdad’s Grasp on Iraq’s South

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It’s 6 P.M. on Thursday and Brigadier General Saad Ali Harbia’s phone rings — not his regular mobile, but the new hotline that the Iraqi police force in Amara, 185 miles southeast of Baghdad, has set up to receive tips that could lead to arrests. The tip comes in from a man who says he has information about a financier of Mahdi Army commanders in the region. Harbia’s assistant takes down the information and says they will follow up on it.
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