Wednesday, November 10, 2004


Allawi's Relatives Kidnapped


Three members of interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's family were kidnapped at gunpoint Tuesday morning as they left their home in Baghdad, according to an Allawi spokesman.

They include his first cousin, his cousin's wife and another relative, George Sada said Wednesday.
Isn't this a direct challenge to Allawi, his family and his tribe now? Did the kidnappers intend to kidnap such well-connected people, or were they just hijacking whoever showed up first? I guess we'll find out.