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Ambassador latest victim of Iraqi kidnappers


Egyptian diplomatic sources say Cairo’s ambassador in Iraq has been kidnapped. However the report has yet to be confirmed by Egypt’s Foreign Ministry. Only last week Iraq announced Ayheb al-Sherif was taking up full ambassadorial rank, making him the first Arab diplomat to hold that status there since the fall of Saddam Hussein. The diplomatic source said al-Sherif was buying a newspaper last night when two BMW cars full of armed man sandwiched his car, and abducted him. Last year a senior Egyptian diplomat was seized in Baghdad and held for several days before being released unharmed.

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