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Confusion Surrounds Reports of Shiite Kidnappings

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Confusion Surrounds Reports of Shiite Kidnappings

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Confusion Surrounds Reports of Shiite Kidnappings

Confusion Surrounds Reports of Shiite Kidnappings

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Confusion surrounds reports that Sunni militants have taken more than 100 Shiite hostages in Madaen, south of Baghdad. Searches by Iraqi forces found no evidence of kidnappings. The kidnapping reports — carried on Iraqi television — highlight how quickly rumors spread in a country plagued by daily violence and sectarian tensions.

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