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Filipino taken hostage in Iraq

A Filipino abducted in Iraq will be executed unless the Philippines withdraws its troops from the country within 72 hours, said a video broadcast on Al-Jazeera television, showing a hostage cowering on his knees. The kidnapped Filipino, employed by a Saudi company working with US troops based in Iraq, was kidnapped by an armed group calling itself the “Khaled Ibn al-Walid Brigade” linked to the “Islamic Army in Iraq,” Al-Jazeera said. The pan-Arab television station broadcast footage of a man sitting on his knees, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, surrounded by three masked men touting guns and reading their threat from a statement.Full Story

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