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Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2006 with 101 to follow.
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Kin of beheaded U.S. hostages sue Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Survivors of an Atlanta-area contractor taken hostage and beheaded in Iraq have filed a federal lawsuit against Syria seeking millions of dollars in damages.

Family of slain hostage to sue Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The family of a Georgia man who was kidnapped and killed by Iraqi insurgents planned to file a lawsuit Friday seeking millions of dollars from Syria.

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2005 with 101 to follow.
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CNN: US attempted to save three hostages

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. forces twice tried to rescue the three hostages in Iraq who were eventually beheaded but couldn't locate them, CNN reported Tuesday.

U.S. tried to rescue beheaded hostages

BAGHDAD, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. forces tried unsuccessfully twice to rescue an Englishman and two U.S. citizens being held hostage, CNN reported Tuesday.

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Children's playground games 'uncool' ... Boy threatens to behead 7-year-old student ... Canada clamps down on Internet doctors ... Political TV ads overwhelm voters ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Boy threatens to behead 7-year-old student

DUDLEY, England, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A 10-year-old boy, who allegedly threatened to behead 7-year-old classmate Nathan Williams outside their school in Dudley, England, has been expelled.

U.S., Iraqi troops enter Samara

BAGHDAD, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- As violence escalated in Iraq, U.S. and Iraqi forces moved into the Sunni Triangle city of Samara early Friday in a major offensive to root out the insurgents.

Identity of beheaded captive confirmed

BAGHDAD, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The family of Jack Hensley Wednesday said U.S. officials have positively identified him as the second American beheaded this week in Iraq, CNN said.
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Jack Hensley (September 22, 1955 – September 21, 2004) was an American engineer from Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, near Atlanta.

While working in Iraq he was kidnapped and beheaded by Iraqi insurgents. His colleague, Eugene Armstrong, was beheaded the previous day. Hours after Hensley was beheaded, Tawhid and Jihad posted a videotape on the Internet of British hostage Kenneth Bigley pleading to then Prime Minister Tony Blair to have his life spared. Bigley was beheaded three weeks later, on October 8, 2004.

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