Al-Jazeera Broadcasts Tape of Iraq Hostage

Al-Jazeera Broadcasts Videotape of Filipino Kidnapped in Iraq

The Associated Press

CAIRO, Egypt July 7, 2004 Al-Jazeera television Wednesday broadcast a videotape of armed men holding a Filipino hostage and threatening to kill him if the Philippines did not withdraw its small force from Iraq in three days.

The three armed men who issued the threat stood behind the seated hostage with a banner behind them that read the "Iraqi Islamic Army Khaled bin al-Waleed corps," a previously unknown group. The name Khaled bin al-Waleed is that of one of the military commanders of Islam's Prophet Muhammad. The Prophet gave al-Waleed the title "Sword of Islam."


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