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    MI: AID WORKER FOR U.S.-BASED MUSLIM CHARITY KILLED IN IRAQ Associated Press 10/9/06
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      MI: AID WORKER FOR U.S.-BASED MUSLIM CHARITY KILLED IN IRAQ
      Associated Press
      10/9/06
      http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/business/index.ssf?/base/news-38/1160439253124180.xml&storylist=mibusiness


      SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - A key staffer for a Muslim humanitarian
      organization based in suburban Detroit was slain in his native Iraq,
      the group said Monday.

      Abdul-Sattar Abdullah Al-Mashhadani was killed Saturday at a
      checkpoint run by one of the sectarian militias in Baghdad,
      Southfield-based Life for Relief and Development said in a statement.

      Al-Mashhadani, 43, was the director of programs for the group's
      Baghdad office. He oversaw projects including the opening of medical
      clinics, renovating schools and completing a major water treatment
      plant project in southern Iraq in partnership with UNICEF.

      Al-Mashhadani was the first Life staffer to be killed during the
      sectarian violence in Iraq, spokesman Mohammed Alomari said.

      Survivors include Al-Mashhadani's pregnant wife, four children and
      three brothers. He was buried Monday.

      "Our staff members in Iraq are really risking their lives everyday to
      do the badly needed humanitarian work that the country desperately
      needs," said Khalil Jassemm, the charity's chief executive. "In the
      end, Abdul-Sattar paid the ultimate price. He will be greatly missed."

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      LIFE MOURNS THE LOSS OF ONE OF ITS KEY HUMANITARIAN AID WORKERS IN IRAQ
      http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=73990


      Southfield, Michigan (10/9/2006) - The board and staff of Life for
      Relief and Development (LIFE), an American humanitarian relief
      organization based in Southfield Michigan is mourning the loss of one
      its key humanitarian aid workers in Iraq, Abdul-Sattar Abdullah
      Al-Mashhadani.

      Abdul-Sattar was the Director of Programs for the LIFE Baghdad Office,
      and oversaw many of LIFE's humanitarian projects in the war-torn
      nation, including opening of medical clinics, renovating schools, and
      more recently completing a major water treatment plant project in
      southern Iraq, in partnership with UNICEF.

      Last Friday (10/6), Abdel-Sattar had informed our Staff that he had
      received a sectarian death threat to leave his house, in the Huriya
      district of Baghdad. His family had reported that the following
      morning, on Saturday, he packed up his belongings, sent his family to
      safety and took a taxi to seek safety. Eyewitnesses had reported that
      his taxi was stopped at a checkpoint run by one of the sectarian
      militias. After apparently showing his ID card, Abdel-Sattar and the
      driver were pulled from the car, taken away and killed in cold blood
      by shots to the head, execution style, according to these
      eyewitnesses. He is yet another victim of the senseless violence in Iraq

      This tragic event was not only a shock to his family and co-workers,
      but to many who knew him. Many who had worked with Abdel-Sattar
      describe him as being a quiet, polite and kind man. He was 43 years,
      and is survived by his four children, his pregnant wife who is
      expecting to deliver in 2 months, and three brothers. His future fifth
      child will unfortunately never meet his father. His body was laid to
      rest today.

      Commenting on this tragic loss, Dr. Khalil Jassemm, CEO of LIFE, said,
      "Our staff members in Iraq are really risking their lives everyday to
      do the badly needed humanitarian work that the country desperately
      needs. In the end, Abdel-Sattar paid the ultimate price. He will be
      greatly missed."

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