Saturday, January 07, 2006

Western journalist kidnapped in Baghdad: police

My reasearch shows the kidnapped journalist to be Jill Carrol, who works for the Christian Science Monitor." Her reports concerning the situation in Iraq have consistently painted the situation in a negative light.

Jan 7, 2006 — BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A female Western journalist was kidnapped in Baghdad on Saturday and her translator killed, police said.

They said she was on her way to a meeting with a Sunni Arab leader when a car carrying an unknown number of gunmen blocked her vehicle in the Adel district near Malik bin Anas mosque in west Baghdad.

The gunmen shot dead her driver, an Iraqi journalist who also worked as her translator, abandoned their car and drove off in hers.

There has been a spate of kidnappings of Westerners in Iraq over the past few months after a lull during most of 2005. Four Christian peace activists — a Briton, an American and two Canadians — are still being held captive. A French engineer is also being held.

Keep this up and maybe they'll start getting some bad press.............NAW.

No comments: