BAGHDAD, Oct 9 (KUNA) -- Unknown gunmen kidnapped Tuesday the director of
Basra International Airport near his house in northern Basra, southern Iraq, a
security source said.
A security source from Basra told KUNA on the phone the gunmen forced
Abdurrazaq Qassem at gun point to get out of his car and took him to an
Basra is 590 kilometers south of the capital, Baghdad, and is the second
largest Iraqi city. Basra is the only Iraqi city with water front and is a
major port for oil exports.
Around 5,500 British forces are stationed in Basra. (end)
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