Given the ultimatum by the Iraqi government to find a likely target and stay there, 9 out of 11 original British "human shields" boarded a bus and left Baghdad Saturday night.
68-year-old Godfrey Meynell said he was leaving out of "cold fear". He along with about 200 others from around the world were summoned to a Baghdad hotel and given a list of locations, including power and water plants.
Iraqi officials pointed out that there was no need to guard what they deemed to be low-risk targets. Peace activists are concerned that they could be stationed at non-civilian sites.