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Bodies Of Kidnapped Iraqi Athletes Found

(RFE/RL) June 15, 2007 -- Police in Iraq have found the bodies of 13 members of the national Tae Kwon-do team who were kidnapped last year on their way from Baghdad to Jordan.

Colonel Tareq al-Dulaimi, head of security for the western Al-Anbar governorate, said the corpses were found near a highway between the towns of Rutba and Al-Ramadi.

Militants kidnapped 15 members of the team in May 2006. The fate of the other two members is not known.


On The Verge Of Civil War

On The Verge Of Civil War

The Imam Al-Mahdi Army on parade (epa)

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