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Iraq's violent 'brain drain' called a threat to future

Killers target academics, professionals

By Bryan Bender and Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / November 30, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- Dozens of Iraqi academics and their families have been attacked and killed by extremists in recent weeks in what human rights groups say is an effort to eliminate remaining intellectuals and skilled professionals -- and destroy whatever prospects might exist for establishing a functioning democratic society. (Full article: 890 words)

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