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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:25 PM
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Academics become casualties of Iraq War
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen have killed some 182 Iraqi university professors and academics since the U.S. invasion in early 2003 and a group representing Iraqi academia said on Thursday the killings constituted a war crime.

Another 85 senior academics have been kidnapped or survived assassination attempts, according to the Association of University Lecturers in Iraq.

The attacks have led to an exodus of Iraqi academics who are vital to educating and rebuilding the war-damaged country.

"What is going on in Iraq against these professors is a real war crime," said Dr Isam Kadhem Al-Rawi, head of the association and Professor in Earth Sciences at the University of Baghdad.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/iraq_academics_deaths_dc
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:57 PM
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1. Professors, Doctors, Engineers, etc
left Iraq long ago knowing they would be killed if they chose to remain. Iraq is left to rebuild their country with political hacks and religious hacks.

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megatherium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:47 AM
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2. who is doing the killing? religious extremists? nt
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