Video: Somali Driver Kidnapped

Hindu News Update Service – Al-Zarqawi’s terrorist group kidnaps Somali driver in Iraq

Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s terrorist group has kidnapped a Somali truck driver in Iraq and threatened to behead him if his Kuwaiti company doesn’t stop working here, according to a videotape broadcast by Al-Jazeera today. The videotape, released by the Tawhid and Jihad group, showed three masked and armed militants standing behind a seated man waving a passport. Al-Jazeera’s news presenter identified the hostage as Ali Ahmed Moussa and said the militants had threatened to behead their captive in 48 hours if the Kuwaiti company he works for doesn’t stop working in Iraq. The company was not identified. An identity card shown during the tape gave his year of birth as 1959.

The cycle continues.

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  1. Helen says:

    What to say to this? Bummer. Life has a way of coming around, you know. From Blackhawk to this.