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Extremist Group Says It Executed 11 Iraqi Guardsmen

Iraqi national guardsmen are targetted again (file photo) 28 October 2004 -- An Iraqi extremist group says its members have executed 11 Iraqi national guardsmen.

The Ansar Al-Sunnah Army said on its website that it beheaded one and shot 10 others after capturing them on the highway between Baghdad and Al-Hillah. The website had a video link showing the soldiers reading their own names and then showed them being executed.

The group said in a statement that it was avenging the deaths of Iraqis in Al-Fallujah, Al-Samarra, Al-Ramadi, and elsewhere.

Another group in Iraq today said it has kidnapped a Polish woman in Iraq and demanded Poland withdraw its forces. The Polish government said the abducted woman is Polish with an Iraqi husband.