Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Hostage 'Slaughterhouses' Found in Fallujah
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq — Iraqi troops have found "hostage slaughterhouses" in Fallujah where foreign captives were held and killed [by decapitation], the commander of Iraqi forces in the city said Wednesday.
Troops found CDs and documents of people taken captive in houses in the northern part of Fallujah, Maj. Gen. Abdul Qader Mohammed Jassem Mohan told reporters.
The most notorious abductions in Iraq have been by the Al Qaeda-linked group led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was believed to be in Fallujah but who commanders now say likely fled the city before the huge offensive launched this week by U.S. and Iraqi forces.