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TA-THREATS: Italian Journalist Kidnapped

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posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 10:42 AM
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A video broadcast is reporting that journalist Enzo Baldoni has been kidnapped. Baldoni has been missing since last week. The Islamic Army in Iraq, which is what the group is calling themselves, has not threatened the journalist, but it stating that they cannot guarantee his safety.
 


ABCNEWS.COM
BAGHDAD, Iraq Aug. 24, 2004 Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni, who has been missing in Iraq since last week, has been kidnapped by militants, according to a video broadcast Tuesday on the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera television station.

The militant group, calling itself "The Islamic Army in Iraq," did not threaten Baldoni explicitly, but said in a statement it could not guarantee his safety unless Italy announces within the next 48 hours that it will withdraw its 3,000 troops from Iraq, the newsreader said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

The group is giving Italy 48 hours to pull its some 3,000 troops from Iraq. According to the translation of the video, the man claims to be Baldoni, who is 56 years old. The video also has the man hold up his passport and other identification to prove he is Baldoni.

Baldoni is a freelance journalist who has been missing since Friday. It was believed that he was in the holy city of Najaf. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is being criticized for his involvment with the war in Iraq, the militants.


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posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 12:47 PM
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Government officials in Italy are brushing off the newest kidnapping of journalist Enzo Baldoni. The office of Silvio Berlusconi claim they are commited to the freedom of Baldoni, but they have no intention of removing their 3,000 troops from Iraq. Baldoni is a private journalist and is therefore not connected to the Italian government.



abcnew.com
Premier Silvio Berlusconi's office responded that the 3,000 Italian soldiers will stay.

"We are committed to obtaining the freedom of Mr. Baldoni, who is in Iraq for private work as a journalist and therefore absolutely not connected to our government," the office said in a statement.

"We will do so while maintaining the commitments made to the Iraqi provisional government, which was legitimated through a Security Council resolution adopted unanimously last June. Therefore, we will continue our military and civilian presence within the framework established by that U.N. decision to contribute to the restoration of security and public order."

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posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by deeprivergal
A video broadcast is reporting that journalist Enzo Baldoni has been kidnapped. Baldoni has been missing since last week. The Islamic Army in Iraq, which is what the group is calling themselves, has not threatened the journalist, but it stating that they cannot guarantee his safety.
 


ABCNEWS.COM
BAGHDAD, Iraq Aug. 24, 2004 Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni, who has been missing in Iraq since last week, has been kidnapped by militants, according to a video broadcast Tuesday on the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera television station.

The militant group, calling itself "The Islamic Army in Iraq," did not threaten Baldoni explicitly, but said in a statement it could not guarantee his safety unless Italy announces within the next 48 hours that it will withdraw its 3,000 troops from Iraq, the newsreader said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

The group is giving Italy 48 hours to pull its some 3,000 troops from Iraq. According to the translation of the video, the man claims to be Baldoni, who is 56 years old. The video also has the man hold up his passport and other identification to prove he is Baldoni.

Baldoni is a freelance journalist who has been missing since Friday. It was believed that he was in the holy city of Najaf. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is being criticized for his involvment with the war in Iraq, the militants.


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Doesnt make sense they cant guarantee his safety yet they are asking the Italian govt to pull the troops out this does sound like threats to me.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 12:53 PM
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Hopefully there are just bluffing and will end up releasing him like the Brigade group released Garen.

Sadr just needs to tell them to let him go and they will.

Wish we had a leader that could do that.

** obviously not a fan of Bush



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 12:54 PM
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What happened to that British Journalist? was he released?



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 12:57 PM
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Yes the British journalist was released.

usatoday.com

BASRA, Iraq (AP) Militants in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Friday released a British journalist they kidnapped and threatened to kill, after aides to militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr demanded he be freed.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 01:03 PM
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I just read the link thanks and they said "the masked man patted him on the shoulder" strange how other hostages werent treated as nicely as Brandon was.

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posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 06:13 PM
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BBC NEWSItaly says it has no intention of withdrawing its 3,000 troops from Iraq in the face of demands from kidnappers who have seized an Italian journalist.
The government says it is committed to securing the release of the journalist, Enzo Baldoni, but the Italian presence in Iraq would continue.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Looks like the Iraqi militia will have to try new tactics seems reporter snaching and beheading doesn't work any more and if outher countries keep giveing in the situation in Iraq will only get worse good to see they are not backing down on this.



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