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German Court Tries Iraqis For Plot To Kill Allawi


http://gdb.rferl.org/48197db9-38a4-4eb0-8c5f-17bfea1cc479_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/48197db9-38a4-4eb0-8c5f-17bfea1cc479_mw800_mh600.jpg Iyad Allawi, the target of the alleged assassination attempt (file photo) (AFP) June 20, 2006 -- Three Iraqis went on trial in Germany today on charges of plotting to kill Iraq's prime minister.


Prosecutors say Ata Abd al-Aziz Rashid, Mazen Ali Hussein, and Rafiq Muhammad Yusef are members of an Iraqi insurgent group, Ansar al-Islam, which has links to Al-Qaeda.


They say the men planned to assassinate then-Prime Minister Iyad Allawi when he visited Berlin in December 2004.


(AP, Reuters)

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