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Iraqi Journalist Found Dead

19 September 2005 (RFE/RL) -- An Iraqi working as a reporter for the American newspaper "The New York Times" was found dead in the southern city of Al-Basrah today.

Family members and a doctor say Fakher Haider was found with his hands bound and a single bullet to the head after being kidnapped by masked men.

Haider was taken from his apartment on 18 September by men who claimed they were from the intelligence services.


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