posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 11:17 AM
The mutilated body of a woman in her fifties found in Fallujah is not the corpse of Margaret Hassan, despite numerous US media reports. Care Australia
confirmed that dental comparisons did not match.
FRESH doubts have emerged over the fate of a British aid worker taken hostage in Iraq in October after tests revealed the mutilated body of a Western
woman found a fortnight ago was not Margaret Hassan.
The Irish-born Care International director was believed to have been murdered last month after a video released to Arab television network Al-Jazeera
showed a blindfolded woman in an orange boiler suit being shot in the head.
The body of a woman in her 50s found in Fallujah days later, with head injuries consistent with those of someone shot at point-blank range, was
thought to be that of the 59-year-old.
But dental tests completed on the body this week proved it was not Mrs Hassan. Unsourced claims that the dental records did not match were reported in
The Times's Wednesday edition in London.
Care Australia confirmed yesterday the published results were accurate.
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US media happily bought into the fantastic idea that Margaret Hassan was abducted by iraqi resistance and hideously murdered during the US assault of
Fallujah. Now that this hyped story turns out to be bogus, questions arise as to the independence and professionality of US press.
[edit on 1-12-2004 by Mokuhadzushi]