Two Turkish drivers taken captive

An Iraqi resistance group allegedly linked to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has captured two Turkish drivers and threatened to behead them unless their employer, a Turkish company, stopped working in Iraq.

    The Turkish company has been told to quit Iraq within 48 hours

    Aljazeera TV aired a video on Saturday of the two men crouching in front of a group of masked resistance fighters standing in front of a Tawhid and Jihad group banner. 

    The company, Kahramanli, was given 48 hours by the group to halt its operations in Iraq.

    Resistance groups in Iraq are waging a kidnapping campaign to drive out companies and troops supporting the US occupation.

    Two Pakistani nationals were killed earlier this week after their employee, a Kuwaiti company, failed to negotiate their release.

    However, Angelo De La Cruz, a Filipino, was released after his  government pulled out its troops from Iraq.

    Currently, negotiations are on for the release of seven truck drivers - three Indians, three Kenyans and an Egyptian.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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