Hostage 'Slaughterhouses' Found in Fallujah

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,138150,00.html


    NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq — Iraqi troops have found "hostage slaughterhouses" in Fallujah (search) where foreign captives were held and killed, the commander of Iraqi forces in the city said Wednesday.

    Troops found CDs and documents of people taken captive in houses in the northern part of Fallujah, Maj. Gen. Abdul Qader Mohammed Jassem Mohan told reporters.

    The most notorious abductions in Iraq have been by the Al Qaeda-linked group led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (search), who was believed to be in Fallujah but who commanders now say likely fled the city before the huge offensive launched this week by U.S. and Iraqi forces.

    Mohan did not say that remains of captives were found and did not comment on whether the houses were believed linked to al-Zarqawi or any of several other militant groups that have claimed kidnappings.

    "We have found hostage slaughterhouses in Fallujah that were used by these people and the black clothing that they used to wear to identify themselves, hundreds of CDs and whole records with names of hostages," the general said at a military camp near Fallujah.

    Mohan was unsure if the hostage records included the names of any of the at least nine foreigners still in the hands of kidnappers — most notably, British aid worker Margaret Hassan (search), French journalists Christian Chesnot (search) and Georges Malbrunot (search) and two Americans.

    "I did not look closely" at the documents, he said.

    More than 170 foreigners have been kidnapped this year, and more than 30 of them have been killed by their captors.

    Al-Zarqawi's followers have beheaded three Americans, two Britons, a Japanese and a South Korean, usually releasing grisly videos showing the decapitations.
     
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    Wow - can't believe nobody here found this as interesting as I did...
     
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    I'd like to know how many of the 170 were held in Fallujah.
     
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    that is sickening. i only hope with the fall of fallujah to freedom, the great majority of these hostage slaughters will be stopped.
     
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    Troops Find Captive chained to Wall in Iraq
    Thursday, November 11, 2004
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    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces found and freed an Iraqi who had been chained to a wall and beaten by his captors in a building in Falluja, the military said Thursday. The man told Marines he was a taxi driver held for 10 days.

    The man was bruised and starving when troops came across him Wednesday afternoon in the building in a northeastern district of the city, where U.S. and Iraqi forces have launched a huge assault against Sunni insurgents.

    Marines spokesman Maj. Francis Piccoli said that U.S. troops had found the man chained to a wall and shackled by his wrists and ankles. The man had been beaten by his captors and was very malnourished, according to medical assessments.

    A variety of weapons was discovered at the site as well, he said.

    Piccoli said he did not know the man's nationality but that he was not an American or Westerner.

    ABC pool footage showed the man telling Marines that he was an Iraqi taxi driver who had been held for 10 days until the Marines freed him.

    The man, who was shirtless and wrapped up in a blanket, had what appeared to be bruises on his neck and back.

    Speaking through an Iraqi translator, the man said his captors put cuffs on his legs and hands and beat him with thick electrical cable.

    He said he thought he would be killed. He also said he had not been given food or water for several days.

    An Iraqi general said Wednesday that troops had uncovered buildings where foreign hostages had been held and possibly killed, finding CDs of beheadings and documents of foreign captives.

    More than 170 foreigners have been kidnapped in Iraq this year, and more than 30 of them were slain by their captives.

    At least nine remain in the hands of kidnappers and their fate is unknown.

    One of the most notorious kidnappers, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, had been thought to be in Falluja but is believed to have fled before this week's offensive.


    Copyright 2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
     
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