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A grim warning

POSTED ON October 16 th, 2018

In 2006, at least 21 Iraqi interpreters working for the British troops in Basra were abducted and executed over the course of three weeks, 17 of them in a single mass killing targeting interpreters. Their bodies were dumped across the city.