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Northwest Florida Daily News (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Fort Walton Beach, FloridaPage a21 daily news i saturday March 21,2015nation&wqrld30 agents probe hanging suicide or homicide port Gibson miss. Apr a Black Man found hanging from a tree in Mississippi was Otis Byrd a convicted killer whose family reported him missing More than two weeks ago the Fri said Friday. Thirty Federal agents Are on the scene interviewing Byrds friends and family and searching through his Home and a storage space As they try to determine whether it was homicide or suicide Fri special agent Don alway said. Byrd lived about 200 Yards from the tree which was in Woods Down a dirt Road behind his House. A everybody wants answers and wants them quickly a alway said but he declined to reveal any evidence discovered so far. He said the government is bringing the resources a we need to come to a conclusion wherever that takes Claiborne county sheriff Marvin Lucas or. Told the associated press earlier Friday that Byrd did not appear to have stepped off of anything before he died. A life matters a Lucas told the crowd outside the county courthouse. A i commit to you As the sheriff of Claiborne county that i will not allow the shadows of the past to cast a Shadow on the Byrd was found thursday hanging by a bed Sheet from a tree limb about 12 feet High and his feet were dangling about two feet off the ground. His hands were not bound he said. The results of an autopsy by the Mississippi crime lab to determine whether the death was homicide or suicide could take Days Lucas said. The hanging is being investigated by the Fri the Justice departments civil rights division and the United states attorneys office As Well As the Mississippi Bureau of investigation. The feds Are there to determine if its a potential hate crime or other violation of Federal Law . Attorney general Erie Holder said Friday. A we simply done to know enough facts a Holder told amp world briefs the associated press paris5 dead babies found in French couples Home five dead babies have been found in the Home of a couple in the Bordeaux Region in France including four recovered from a Freezer. The fifth infant a boy born on tuesday was found in a Freezer bag. Deputy prosecutor Anne Katanakis said Friday the woman in the farm Home admitted giving birth to the boy. The woman a husband alerted police on thursday saying he had found the dead infant. A search of the Home turned up the four babies in the Freezer. Autopsies Are planned. Iraqi Security forces and Allied shiite militiamen clash with islamic state fighters sunday at the frontline in the had Isiah neighbourhood in Cikrit 80 Miles North of Baghdad Iraq. Twelve years after the . Invaded Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein the country is still mired in War. The latest phase an existential Battle against islamic state group militants. Iraq s unending War 12 years after the . Invaded the fighting continues Baghdad apr Alaa Al Qureishi a Home is full of ghosts a the photos of dead relatives decorating the Walls of every room. In 2006. His Mother and brother were killed when the House in the Sadr City neighbourhood of Baghdad was randomly hit by a rocket. A year later tragedy struck again when two More Brothers and his brother in Law were killed in sectarian violence at the height of the country a civil War. Today Many of his fellow shiites Are on the front lines battling the extremists of the islamic state group in what Many see As an existential threat to Iraq but the 37-year-old Al Qureishi is sitting this one out. A your situation keeps going from bad to worse a he said his eyes filled with tears the pain of his loss still fresh. A my family does no to need any More twelve years after the . Invaded Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein and eliminate weapons of mass destruction that never were found the country is still mired in War. The islamic state group also known As Isis or Isil. Rules More than a third of Iraq powerful often violent Shute militias a armed and advised by Iran a Are leading the fight against the extremists propping up iraqis humiliated military which crumbled in the face of the militant threat last year. . Forces Are Back albeit in a noncombat role thrusting open a door that Many had sought to close for Good when american troops withdrew in late 2011. For iraqis the various conflicts feel like one Long War which Many blame on the United states. A common View is that overthrowing Saddam spurred the explosion of sectarianism that followed when the Long oppressed shiite majority Rose to Power. A country beleaguered by foreign invasion and civil War became vulnerable to extremism. Fuelled by another civil War in neighbouring Syria that extremism grew7 into Al Aida in Iraq and later morphed into the islamic state group that is now spreading havoc in several countries across the Arab w orld. A obviously there is a threat that you can Trace that shows dash emerged because of the invasion a said Sajad jihad of the iraqi Institute for economic Reform using another acronym for the islamic state group. A a it a the Lack of Rule of Law randomness of the violence and brutality that we see on a daily basis today that shocks the .-led invasion that began in March 2003 was initially touted As the Dawn of a new democratic Era for Iraq. There was the a Shock and awed Campaign a dictator found hiding in a spider Hole National Unity governments insurgents militias and retribution and sectarianism and civil War. More than 500,000 iraqis were reportedly killed in the eight year War while More than 3,500 . Soldiers died in combat. Hundreds of thousands of iraqis fled the country during that War. Today More than 2 million Are displaced from the violence set off by the Campaign by the sunni militants of the islamic state group to establish a self declared caliphate. Iraq has staggered economically despite its Oil wealth. The International monetary Rind forecasts that the Economy shrank by 2.75 percent in 2014 a its first contraction since 2003. Nama Ali Saleh a 52-year-old resident of Sadie City has struggled to keep a steady Job since the invasion and believes the country a current crisis makes finding work impossible. Edmonton Albert police arrest Alberta teen on terror charges Royal Canadian mounted police said a teen has been arrested in Alberta and charged with terror related offences. The 17-year-old was taken into custody thursday in Beaumont a bedroom Community South of Edmonton. Police said Friday that the teen is charged with trying to leave the country to fight in Iraq and Syria with the islamic state group a a terrorist organization. The teen cannot be identified under Canadas Young offenders act. Montevideo Uruguay Small plane crashes near resort to dead a Turboprop air plane crashed and burned shortly after taking off from an uruguayan resort area killing Allio on Board officials said Friday. The dead from thursday nights crash included seven Argentine passengers one portuguese National and two Argentine Crew members. Officials said the Beechraft King air had taken off from the Laguna de sauce Airport about 80 Miles East of the capital of Montevideo. The Airport serves the tourist City of Punta Del Este. The plane crashed into a Lagoon and was Semi submerged. The cause of the crash was under investigation. The passengers had been heading toward san Fernando Argentina. Las vegas getaway car suspect in killing is named authorities said they Are seeking a 26-year-old Man suspected of being the getaway Driver in a shooting in a Las vegas Cul de Sac that killed a Mother of four and led to the arrest of a 19-year-old neighbor. Prosecutor David Stanton told a judge Friday that police Are looking for Derrick Andrews and Hope to have him in custody soon. An indictment names Andrews for the first time in the death of 44-year-old Tammy Meyers and adds a conspiracy count to charges already pending against Erich Milton Nowsch or. Both men now face murder attempted murder conspiracy and firing a weapon from a vehicle charges. Nowsch has pleaded not guilty. Clark county District attorney Steve Wolfson has said prosecutors might seek the death penalty. I straight it is the policy of the daily news to promptly Correct ail errors that appear in news stories of you wish to report an error or clarify a news Story please direct your Call to 862-6397. 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