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Senior Iraq Oil Official Kidnapped in Baghdad

Posted by Admin on June 9, 2006

This just in from Reuters via Yahoo! News;

Gunmen kidnap senior Iraq oil official in Baghdad

(…) Muthana al-Badri, Director General of Iraq's State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), was on his way home in the Sunni district of Adhamiya when gunmen in four cars stopped his car and abducted him but set his driver free.

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Badri, who the sources said is in his 60's, has always worked for SCOP. He became head of the company after Sadaam Hussein was toppled in 2003. Oil Ministry sources described him as a "professional and energetic."

The incident happened the same day that US Special Forces killed Al Qaeda leader Al-Zarqawi. The kidnappers have not contacted the family of the victim or the authorities.

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War on Terror, War on Terrorism, Oil Industry, Iraq, Oil,

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