November 10, 2004

More Kidnappings

Two members of Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi's family have been kidnapped from their home in Baghdad.

I googled for more information, but the only article I could find was in the Tornonto Star. Since it does require registration, I went ahead and copied the complete article.

Via the Toronto Star:
Nov. 10, 2004. 07:24 AM
Insurgents kidnap relatives of Iraqi PM

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two members of the Iraqi prime minister's family were abducted from their Baghdad home, his spokesperson said today.

Interim government spokesperson Thair al-Naqeeb said in a statement that militants had snatched two relatives of interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi from their home in the western Yarmouk neighborhood Tuesday evening.

A posting on an Islamic Web site by a group calling itself Ansar al-Jihad group claimed responsibility for kidnapping Allawi's relatives, and threatened to behead them in 48 hours if their demands were not met.

The group demanded the lifting of the seige of Falluja and the release of all male and female prisoners taken since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

The claim's authenticity could not immediately be verified.

Posted by Tammi at November 10, 2004 08:08 AM