11/10/2004

Yahoo! News - U.S. Takes 'Half Falluja,' Allawi Cousin Kidnapped

Allawi Cousin Kidnapped

U.S. Takes 'Half Falluja,' Allawi Cousin Kidnapped
Reuters - 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
U.S.-led troops battled through "half of Falluja" on Wednesday, but Muslim militant kidnappers threatened to behead three relatives of Iraq's interim prime minister if he did not call off the offensive.

Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's 75-year-old cousin Ghazi Allawi, his wife and their son's wife were seized near their home in Baghdad on Tuesday, an Allawi spokesman said.

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