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TA-ATTACKS: Four Lebanese Truck Drivers taken Hostage

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posted on Aug, 6 2004 @ 06:45 AM
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Four Lebanese truck drivers are the latest kidnapping victims in Iraq. The four were captured sometime Thursday while traveling near Baghdad.
 

Reports state that the four drivers were each in separate trucks and traveling in a convoy at the time the apparent attack occurred.

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Sorry, not much info yet...



news.com.au
August 6, 2004
FOUR Lebanese truck drivers are missing in Iraq, the Foreign Ministry said today.

Contacts were under way to find out whether the four had been kidnapped, a ministry official said.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Looking for further links.
Sanc'.

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posted on Aug, 6 2004 @ 07:04 AM
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sanc...

Will you please monitor this and provide update links in this thread? Thank you.



posted on Aug, 6 2004 @ 07:30 AM
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"The source said the four were captured on Thursday on a road outside the capital Baghdad. He had no information about who had taken them hostage or who they worked for."
www.reuters.com...

"Truckers Feared Kidnapped in Iraq"
news.scotsman.com...

"Reports say they were driving separate lorries on a road just outside the Iraqi capital Baghdad and have been missing for more than 24 hours."
news.bbc.co.uk...

If this is true, will Lebanon concede too?
Sanc'.



posted on Aug, 6 2004 @ 07:51 AM
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Confirmation,

"Four Lebanese truck drivers have been taken hostage in Iraq, a source in Beirut's Foreign Ministry said.

The source said the four were captured on Thursday on a road outside the capital Baghdad."
www.abc.net.au...

Sanc'.



posted on Aug, 6 2004 @ 07:54 AM
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Thanks sanc...good job on the development.



posted on Aug, 6 2004 @ 09:01 AM
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And just what Lebanese forces do they want to withdraw???


If they keep kidnapping other Muslims like this, they're only damaging their own cause...so keep it up guys!!!


Oh, there was a Syrian kidnapped too! Next it will be Iranians and then Saudis!
Somehow, I'm not really giving a damn here....


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posted on Aug, 6 2004 @ 04:01 PM
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Horrible as the subject usually is we are rarely told of the numbers of hostages released unharmed.

Apparantly many - the majority - are.



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 09:54 AM
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It appears that many of the Muslim hostages are truck drivers. Is it because they are an easy target, or is it something much more sinister? They (the Muslim's) are the only hostages released (with the exception of the Filipinos) unharmed. They are also held hostage for an extended period of time. Because of their Muslim beliefs, it would be easy to brainwash them into beliveing that it is Allah's will that they become actively involved in the Jihad. Once brainwashed and indoctrinated, they are released to go back to their former occupation. However, having been traumitized by being held hostage in a foreign country (Iraq), they return to their own country, which according to AQ is also culpable for helping the "Great Satan (their words, not mine)" which is America. Now AQ has additional martyrs waiting for an order to create havoc and die for the cause. Being truck drivers already, they are not suspected when they take the disastrous cargo and ram it into a highly populated area.


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