Iraq: Gunmen abduct at least 50 scientists

By
November 14, 2006 10:35

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Gunmen wearing Interior Ministry commando uniforms kidnapped at least 50 scientists and other staff members from a Baghdad research institute directly under the Ministry of Higher Education, police said. Gunmen arrived at the institute in downtown Karradah in a fleet of 20 vehicles at about 9:30 a.m. (0630 GMT), said police spokesman Maj. Mahir Hamad. Hamad and another spokesman, Lt. Thayer Mahmoud, said the gunmen forced their captives into the vehicles at gunpoint and drove off to an unknown destination. Hamad said the gunmen had sealed off roads leading to the center during the 20-minute raid. He said the institute's four guards put up no resistance and were not harmed.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

French President Emmanuel Macron, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, Justice Minister Nicole Belloube
December 9, 2018
French Minister refuses to grant award to Palestinian NGO with terror ties

By LAHAV HARKOV