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Zarqawi group executes five Iraqi guardsmen

The group of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi aired a video on the Internet on Saturday purporting to show the execution of five members of the Iraqi National Guard.
PTI | By Agence France-Presse, Dubai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2005 07:11 PM IST

The group of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi aired a video on the Internet Saturday purporting to show the execution of five members of the Iraqi National Guard in the militant stronghold of Ramadi west of Baghdad.

The video showed five men in civilian clothes being fatally shot in the back after they were shown sitting on the floor with five hooded gunmen behind them, one of whom read a statement announcing that they would be executed.

The video, whose authenticity could not be independently confirmed, bore the name of "Al-Qaeda Group of Jihad in the Country of Two Rivers in Ramadi."

Al-Qaeda Group of Jihad in the Country of Two Rivers is the name of the group headed by Zarqawi, Iraq's most wanted man.

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