Top Iraq Shiite cleric demands release of kidnapped Turks


NAJAF, Iraq: Top Iraqi Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on Saturday demanded the release of 18 Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad by unknown militants, saying it harmed the image of Islam.

“We demand the release of the kidnapped men and the end of such practices, which harm the image of Islam” in general and Shiites specifically, Sistani’s office said in a statement.





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