Sunday, June 20, 2010

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Son kills father who translated for US in Iraq

An al-Qa'ida-linked insurgent shot and killed his own father as he slept in his bed for refusing to quit his job as an Iraqi interpreter for the US military, police said...Hameed al-Daraji, 50, worked as a contractor and translator for the US military for seven years since shortly after the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.

He was shot in the chest about 3am while sleeping in his house in Samarra, a former insurgent stronghold 60 miles north of Baghdad, police Lt. Emad Muhsin said.

Authorities arrested the son and his cousin, saying the young men apparently were trying to prove their loyalty after rejoining the insurgency. Police were also looking for another son who allegedly took part in the attack...

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