September 30, 2004

10 New Hostages Siezed


A militant group is claiming to have seized 10 new hostages in Iraq [pictured right], according to footage shown on the Arabic television channel al-Jazeera.

The group calling itself the Islamic Army in Iraq says the two Indonesian women, six Iraqis and two Lebanese work for an electronics firm.

Two Lebanese have been kidnapped along with a group of others that included women," a senior Iraqi Interior Ministry official said, adding that "an intelligence team has begun looking into it and trying to find them."

The same group claimed responsibility for kidnapping two French journalists last month. The Frenchmen, Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, disappeared on Aug. 20, along with their Syrian driver, on the way to the southern Iraqi city of Najaf.

Hat tip: firstbrokenangel

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:49 PM | Comments |