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(Barnabas Fund) One of the Islamic rebel groups currently terrorizing Falluja has called on the United Nations to stop the US siege of the town or the group would attack local Iraqi Christians. The threats came from ‘Saraya wal Mujahideen’ (Brigades and Mujahideen) in the form of a fax to Dubai-based Arab television channel Al Arabiya. The group threatened to destroy churches, assassinate or kidnap priests, and target local Christians. The threats to local Christians come amid the seizure of foreign nationals. Seven South Korean Christian missionaries were kidnapped on 8 April, but have since been released. In recent weeks, some 40 hostages from 12 countries have been seized in Iraq . Some have been released, but many are still being held.