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(RFE/RL) March 18, 2006 -- The Iraqi Defense Ministry today said six men had been arrested over last week's assassination of Al-Iraqiya state television editor Amjad Hamid.


It says the suspects were apprehended in the course of the ongoing U.S.-Iraqi military operation against insurgents based near Samarra.


Defense Minister Sa'dun al-Dulaymi had initially said the six were suspected of killing three employees of the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya television network.


Hamid and his driver were killed in central Baghdad on March 11.


(Reuters, AFP)

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