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Kidnapping Becomes a Job Prospect in Iraq

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Kidnapping Becomes a Job Prospect in Iraq

Iraq

Kidnapping Becomes a Job Prospect in Iraq

Kidnapping Becomes a Job Prospect in Iraq

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We often hear about kidnapping in Iraq — how it's one method of sectarian cleansing, and how it helps finance insurgents activities. With the nation's economy in ruins, kidnapping has become an industry, a way for even some ordinary Iraqis without jobs to make money — or make a living.