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Italian Journalist Purportedly Kidnapped

Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni, who has been missing in Iraq since last week, is being held 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 directly, but said in a statement it could not guarantee his safety unless Italy announced within 48 hours that it would withdraw its 3,000 soldiers from Iraq, the network said. The video showed Baldoni superimposed on a black background with the militant group’s name. According to an Arabic translation of his comments, he said he was a journalist, but also a volunteer for the Red Cross.Full Story

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