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Al-Qaeda suspects escape Iraqi prison

Arab World Materials 14 January 2011 16:06
Thirteen suspect members of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization escaped from a prison in Basra at dawn on Friday, Iraqi state television said.
Al-Qaeda suspects escape Iraqi prison

Thirteen suspect members of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization escaped from a prison in Basra at dawn on Friday, Iraqi state television said, DPA reported.

Iraqi security officials said the army and police had both launched search parties. No details about how the men escaped were given.

The prison, located about 550 kilometres south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, was formerly a presidential palace.

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