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Text of report by Saudi-owned leading pan-Arab daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat website on 10 June
[Unattributed Report From Baghdad: "London Denies Deal Behind Release of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq Leader while Baghdad Confirms It is Part of National Reconciliation; Associate of Al-Khaz'ali Tells Al-Sharq al-Awsat: The Americans Handed Him Over to the Government That Released Him For Insufficient Evidence"]
Iraqi government sources have affirmed that a member of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq [The Leagues of People of Justice], the armed group that split from the Al-Sadr Trend, has been released within the framework of a deal to release British hostages that were abducted in Iraq in May 2007.
Sources from within the armed group confirmed that the released person, Layth al-Khaz'ali, is the brother of Qays al-Khaz'ali, a former leader in the Al-Sadr Trend. The sources …