Two Australians 'held' in Iraq

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TWO Australians and two East Asians have been kidnapped in Iraq, said a statement purportedly from the Islamic Secret Army handed out in the Sunni Muslim insurgent bastion of Samarra today.

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10760306%255E401,00.html [Broken]
It'll be interesting to see what John Howard comes out with.
 
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Now the australians are being held hostage. Damn it'll be the canadians next, they're getting way out of order.
 
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Smurf said:
Now the australians are being held hostage. Damn it'll be the canadians next, they're getting way out of order.
There are Canadians in Iraq?
 
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Last I heard (2003) Canada was sending peacekeepers to iraq
 
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Update.
AUSTRALIA has activated a contingency plan after reports two Australians had been taken hostage in Iraq, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said today.

Mr Downer confirmed that part of the plan involved having hostage negotiators on standby, but said that did not mean the Government would negotiate with terrorists.

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10760306%255E401,00.html [Broken]
Downer, btw, is the guy in charge of ASIS these days.
 
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Smurf said:
Last I heard (2003) Canada was sending peacekeepers to iraq
mmm, I think you're confusing Iraq with Afghanistan.
 
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Yeah, I think your right.
 

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