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Originally posted by jsobecky
Originally posted by cargo
What you do in your own prisons is your business and your responsibility to change jsobecky...
[edit on 3-7-2004 by cargo]
By that standard, what we do to our war prisoners is our own business...
Originally posted by Nukz
This might be interesting to you guys,
specificlly the part which states -
Abu al-Hassan was executed on 17 October 1999.
If this is the same person, sound like Zaqawi style just die and come back to life all of a sudden. If this is true we can expect a very dodgy video.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Jean Obeid said he had no confirmation, apparently contradicting a source in his ministry who had earlier said Hassoun was dead.
"All we have so far is the statement from the group involved. If it is confirmed, then it's against any religion," he told Arabic television station Al Jazeera.
The marine's brother said his family was in the dark.
"Until now, there is no confirmation," Sami Ali Hassoun told Reuters by telephone from the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. "We are trying to find out the truth."
In Baghdad, a U.S. military spokesman said: "We don't have anything and the Marines don't have anything."
BAGHDAD, Iraq July 4, 2004 — An Islamic extremist group denied in a statement posted on its Web site Sunday that it had killed a U.S. Marine taken hostage last month.
The Ansar al-Sunna Army issued the statement in response to reports by the Lebanese Foreign Ministry that the group killed Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, an American of Lebanese descent
The original claim of having kidnapped the Marine was issued in the name of "Islamic Response," the security wing of the "National Islamic Resistance - 1920 Revolution Brigades," rather than the Ansar al-Sunna Army
Originally posted by zero lift
Iraqi militant group Ansar al-Sunna has denied claims...
In a statment published on its own web site the group branded as false the statement made in its name claiming the 24-year-old marine corporal, of Lebanese origin, had been be.ed.
Tue 6 July, 2004 13:06
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - A Lebanese-born U.S. Marine thought to have been decapitated after being kidnapped in Iraq is alive and has been let free by his captors, the hostage's brother has said.
Hassoun's brother Sami, speaking from the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, said that his family had received word that Hassoun was alive and had been released in the early hours of Tuesday, but declined to specify the source of the information