July 07, 2005

al- Qaida Website: Top Egyptian Diplomat Murdered

al-Qaida claiming Egyptian Envoy to Iraq has been executed.

al- Qaida said in a Web statement Thursday that it has killed Egypt's top envoy in Iraq, posting a video of the blindfolded diplomat identifying himself.

"We announce in the al-Qaida in Iraq that the verdict of God against the ambassador of the infidels, the ambassador of Egypt, has been carried out. Thank God," a written statement in the Web posting said.

The video does not show him being executed. Instead, it shows a man who appears to be the diplomat, Ihab al-Sherif, blindfolded and wearing a polo shirt.

The murderous rampage continues.

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