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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Security threats force vicar out of Baghdad

Canon Andrew White, the head of Iraq’s only Anglican Church, has been forced to flee Baghdad in light of recent threats. The warning comes from the abductors of five Britons that are being held as hostages in Iraq, BBC News reported today.

White’s efforts were focused on finding the captors of the five Britons, who were abducted on May 29. The captives, four security guards and one consultant, are said to have been kidnapped by insurgents disguised as Iraqi police.

White decided to return to Britain after pamphlets were left in the predominantly Shia portions of Baghdad labeling him a spy.

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