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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:58 AM
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Baghdad denies Iraqi newsman's family 'liquidated'
Source: AFP

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraq on Wednesday denied the massacre of the family of a journalist who accused Shiite militias of killing 11 of his relatives as they ate breakfast at his Baghdad home three days ago.


Dia al-Kawwaz, who runs an Internet news website from Amman, claimed that Shiite militiamen had stormed into his house in northern Baghdad's Al-Shaab neighbourhood on Sunday and sprayed his relatives with gunfire, killing 11 of them.

"There was no physical liquidation of any member of his family," Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh told reporters on Wednesday.

Dabbagh said he had spoken to Kawwaz's mother who also denied the massacre.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071128/wl_mideast_afp/ira...
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:02 AM
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1. I'd be more inclined to believe that if...
They had spoken to one of the two sisters or their husbands or any of the seven children alleged to have been "liquidated."
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:03 AM
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2. There shouldn't be any problem producing the evidence, then
To wit, the eleven alleged corspes.

:eyes:
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:09 AM
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3. "There was no physical liquidation of any member of his family,"
What the hell does that mean?
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