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Egypt's top envoy to Iraq has been captured in Baghdad just weeks after arriving in the war-torn country, Egyptian diplomats say.
Originally posted by subz
Or it could be used as a major blow to Mubarak. He's fallen out of favour with Washington lately. If he is undermined by having to negotiate his abassadors release it will weaken him politically.
The group of Al-Qaeda's frontman in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, threatened in a purported message posted on the Internet to kill Egypt's top envoy to Iraq whom the group says it abducted.
"The Islamic court of the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Land of Two Rivers has decided to refer the ambassador of the state of Egypt, an ally of the Jews and the Christians, to the mujahedeens so that they can execute him," said the text.