April 11, 2007
Italian TV Shows Hostage Beheading Video
This is the video shown on Italian TV last night, showing kidnapped reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo, translator Adjmal Nakshbandi, and driver Sayed Agha, bound and surrounded by Taliban gunmen. The video pauses at the moment when Sayed is thrown to the ground and a sword raised to behead him. It continues moments later with Mastrogiacomo, obviously in shock, pleading for his and Adjaml's life. As we know, he was later released in exchange for 5 Taliban prisoners; Adjmal was beheaded by his captors on Easter Sunday.
This is why we fight.