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May 28, 2005

Update On Akihiko Saito, Japanese Security Guard, Taken Hostage In Iraq By Army Of Ansar al-Sunnah

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

Digger's Realm has an update to his May 11 post on the hostage taking of a Japanese security guard in Iraq. Apparently, the Army of Ansar al-Sunnah has released a video of what they claim is the dead body of Akihiko Saito. See Army of Ansar al-Sunnah Claims Japanese Hostage Akihiko Saito Is Dead [ Update , Video , Pics ] for the video and pictures. InTheBullPen posts that Ansar al-Sunnah claims Akihiko Saito died from wounds suffered in the ambush the terror group set up for contractors in Iraq (images here).

Excerpt from Hyscience's previous post on hostage taking:

(...) The Ansar al-Sunnah Army claimed today that they took a Japanese security contractor(possibly a security manager with Hart GMSSCO) hostage after ambushing a convoy of foreigners and Iraqi troops in western Iraq. According to the unconfirmed claim, they attacked the convoy near the town of Hit, 175km west of Baghdad in a mainly Sunni Muslim region - source and map

Hat tip - Digger's Realm

Other coverage - Conservative Thinking,

Posted by Hyscience at May 28, 2005 7:38 AM

When the S. Korean Guy was beheaded they burned a whole pile of Qurans. I didn't even know about it until I started searching for Qurans.

Posted by: Jeremy at June 1, 2005 12:14 PM

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