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Bechtel Confirms Fatality in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq - June 23, 2004 Bechtel has confirmed that an Iraqi woman working with the company was killed by gunmen in Basrah yesterday. Contrary to some news reports, the woman's sister, killed in the same incident, was not associated with Bechtel.

"Our thoughts are with their family and friends," said Mike Kidder.

Bechtel remains committed to the reconstruction of Iraq and fully expects to complete the work under its two contracts with USAID, the United States Agency for International Development.