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Iraqi General Kidnapped in Baghdad

5 April 2005 -- Iraq's interior ministry says armed men have kidnapped an Iraqi army general in western Baghdad.

A ministry official today said Brigadier General Jalal Mohamed Salah was seized in the upmarket western Mansour district. There were no other immediate details about the kidnapping.

Salah is the commander of a special armored division, one of the first armored units in the re-formed Iraqi army.

Insurgents have kidnapped several leading Iraqi officials and military officers. Some have been killed, with video footage of their deaths posted on the Internet.


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