posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 09:30 PM
An unidentified group has apparently taken a U.S. contractor hostage in Iraq. Al-Jazeera aired a video of him surrounded by masked captors today.
A US hostage in Iraq has appeared on a video tape urging his government to "open a dialogue with the Iraqi resistance" to save his life.
The hostage is believed to be Jeffrey Ake, a subcontractor who went missing on Monday, say US officials.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said they were working "very, very hard" to secure his release but they would not negotiate with his captors.
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I find it strange that the group hasn't identified itself yet, and is using the hostage to pressure for "open dialogue".
The hostage was apparently captured during an assault on a construction site in Taji, north of Baghdad.
Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice claims to be working "very, very hard" to secure his release, but asserts that the U.S. will not negotiate with
terrorists, suggesting that there is some sort of operation underway to find and rescue this hostage.
[edit on 4/13/2005 by Majic]