August 26, 2004

Italian journalist murdered by AQ scum

According to Al Jazeera, Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni has been "executed" in Iraq by a group calling itself the "Islamic Army in Iraq."

Baldoni's captors, a group calling itself the Islamic Army in Iraq, had on Tuesday threatened to kill their hostage unless Italy withdrew its 3 000 troops from Iraq within 48 hours.

The Italian government initially rejected the kidnappers' ultimatum, saying it would maintain its "civil and military" presence in Iraq, but early on Thursday Rome said it was prepared to pull its soldiers out if the interim government in Baghdad requested it.

56 year-old Baldoni was abducted last week while en route to Najaf.

Damned animals.

Posted by mhking at August 26, 2004 07:02 PM
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