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Iraqi Militants Threaten to Behead South Korean

Iraqi militants threatened on Monday to behead a South Korean hostage within 24 hours to try to stop Seoul deploying 3,000 troops to northern Iraq, according to a videotape aired on Arabic television station Al Jazeera. A banner in the background of footage showing 33-year-old Korean businessman Kim Sun-il pleading for his life named the group as Jama’at al-Tawhid and Jihad, the name of the militant group led by al Qaeda operative in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. “Please get out of here, here, here. I don’t want to die,” Al Jazeera showed the Korean, pleading desperately. The threat to kill the hostage came less than 24 hours after a U.S. air strike on the town of Falluja on what the U.S. military said was a safe house used by militants led by Zarqawi. Full Story

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