posted on Jul, 11 2004 @ 09:45 AM
July 12, 2004
THE kidnappers of a Philippine hostage in Iraq have extended by nine days their deadline for Manila to withdraw its troops or see him executed, a
senior diplomat said today.
"I am told that the deadline has been extended by nine days till July 20.
"This has given us hope that the hostage is alive and the kidnappers are realising that he has nothing to do with them," the diplomat told AFP on
condition of anonymity.