Saudi firm will leave Iraq to save life

A Saudi transport company has told Aljazeera it will pull its operations from Iraq in a bid to save a captured Egyptian driver threatened with execution.

    Transport vehicles have been routinely attacked

    "We will withdraw our operation there to save the life of the hostage, our driver," Faisal al-Nahait, owner of Faisal al-Nahait Transport Company, where Muhammad al-Gharabawi has worked for eight years, told Aljazeera television.

    On 13 July, a purported Iraqi group said it would behead al-Gharabawi, who it seized a week earlier, unless the Saudi company pulled out of Iraq within 72 hours.

     

    Al-Gharabawi,

    in his 50s, was abducted while delivering petrol products to US forces in Iraq by a group claiming to be the the "legitimate Iraqi resistance", Aljazeera reported last week.

    Al-Nahait, had earlier claimed that unidentified callers had telephoned him several times since Wednesday demanding money.

    He urged Egyptian authorities to help secure the driver's freedom.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The man we call 'Salman Rushdie' today is not the brilliant author of the Satanic Verses, but a Picassoesque imposter.

    The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen

    The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen

    The story of Shula Cohen, aka The Pearl, who spied for the Israelis in Lebanon for 14 years.