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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cedar Rapids (iazctlc: Wed.. Oct. 2, 1971 Iraqi ROW of Kurds 'Satisfied' liy Frank Hawkins CIKHJMAN VA1.LKY, Iraq (AP) "I thdiiKht llii'.v would kill MIC. YIIH can expect thai in any said Iraqi air force LI. Safa Shalal. a prisoner of tin1 Kurdi.sli rebels here In northern Iraq Shalal's Suviel Imill was downed on near during a hlrafini! ruji against positions of the, Kur- dish rebel army, the I'esh Merwa. A machine-nun bullet hit a control line on a wini? flap, lie lost control of the plane and was forced to eject. Now he is one of 127 Iraqi military prisoners here won- dering when they will see ttieir families and homes tor Autonomy The Kurdish are for an autonomous state within Dome Ri Workmen began pouring concrete recently on the first of 40 ribs which will form the dome of the King County stadium in Seattle. The concrete was poured 250 feef up from trucks to the center of the dome, then the rib. About 140 cubic yards were required to fill the east side of the rib. An- olher pour was to fill the other side. Iraq. "Ill general. 1 am satisfied with my treatment here. The manager is like a father to all the prisoners. He has a good Shalal, 23, son of a retired schoolteacher in Baghdad. told visiting newsmen. Simla! said he was a member of the Iraqi air force's 7th squadron based at Mosul Air Base north of Baghdad. He said the air strike that led to his capture was only his second combat mission. But the Kurds said the log book of his plane showed he had flown a large number of sorties against them, including an air strike two weeks before against a village in which two children were killed. "lie is a war said one Kurd. But there was no evidence they had tried to lake revenge. Asked if we would fly missions againsl the Kurds again, Shalal coolly answered, "I am a career officer. I must follow orders. Dressed in a green polo shirt and pajama bottoms, Shalal lives in a tidy single room with blankets on the floor for a bed. Because he is a pilot and an officer, he clearly gets preferential treatment. His is the only single room in the large house originally built as a home for a local mayor. Others, like Shehab Ahmed, 25, a tough-looking 'Mool-2 inch Iraqi commando, must share a mom with as many as eight or nine others. Ahmed was a member of the Maghaweer commando unit and saw 10 days of action on the (lolan Heights in Syria during last year's Middle Hast war. He was captured on a mountain outpost several months ago when Kurdish guerilllas overran the position in a night raid. Fourteen of his comrades were killed. The resl were taken prisoner with Ahmed. "They came at us from different angles." In; recalled. "They were determined and we couldn't resist." Kurdish spokesman say their prisoners are fed twice a day on a diet of rice and bread, with vegetables and meat on a regular basis. In one corner was a large case nf tomaloes that had just been delivered. The prisoners are supplied wwith soap, razor blades and small amounts of pocket money for cigarets. The Kurds say lea is served three or four times a day and a doctor visits each morning. Only 20 Guards For the entire building, theie are only men who lake lurns guarding the building. "These people are treated better than our own Pesh Merga in the said a Kurd. "They are treated according to our convention, which is 10 limes better than the Geneva conven- tion. Also, when they hear what is happening at the fronl, they are all happy to be here. Some of them never had such good treatment in their units in the Iraqi army Register for Free Prizes fo be given away Sofwday, October Receive a Free Gift when you visit us during our Grand Opening! Imagine how attractive one of these exquisite dinettes will look in your dining area! The styling is as new as tomorrow and the comfort 's amazing. 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