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…this is from Reuters, too:

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Hundreds of desperate Iraqi civilians stormed the headquarters of Iraq’s military intelligence on Friday and started digging the ground to try to find relatives they believe are trapped in dungeons below.

U.S. soldiers, who took Baghdad on Wednesday and are trying to secure and restore order to the city, later moved into the sprawling compound in the northwestern district of Kadhimiya with tanks and armored vehicles.

Family and friends of detained Iraqis earlier appealed for help from the U.S. military to rescue people they said were in underground jails. As they dug, voices could be heard below the surface.

“I am afraid the people in here are going to die,” said a man in the crowd who gave his name as Mohammed Saleh.


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