posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 05:45 PM
Iraqi Militants threatened to behead two Bulgarian hostages who they claimed to have seized in Iraq, according to a video tape aired by the Al Jazeera
television station on Thursday. Al Jazeera said the tape had come from the Tawhid and Jihad group, headed by the Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. It
showed two men, identified as Bulgarians, sitting in front of their captors; the statement said they would be killed within 24 hours unless imprisoned
militants were released by American forces.
The message said the men would be executed if Iraqi prisoners were not freed within 24 hours. The al-Tawhid and Jihad militants - led by top al-Qaeda
suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - have already beheaded a US and a South Korean hostage.
Bulgaria has a 485-member battalion in Iraq, which serves alongside Ukrainian troops under Polish command The latest kidnap came hours after a
Lebanese-born US marine who was allegedly kidnapped in Iraq, turned up in the US embassy in Beirut.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Looking like they are getting more desperate. I think sooner or later they may realize it doesn't matter how many people they behead, we're still
going to keep our troops in Iraq. It's all just shock tactics and it just keeps making people think what animals they are and how they value life so
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[edit on 9-7-2004 by Banshee]