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Group Says It Is Holding 10 New Hostages In Iraq

30 September 2004 -- Al Jazeera television quotes an Iraqi militant group as saying that it had kidnapped 10 people, including two Indonesian women, who work for an electronics firm.

The Arab news network aired a videotape from the "Islamic Army in Iraq, the western leadership" showing three men held captive.

The network reported that other hostages were six Iraqis and two Lebanese nationals, but that the group made no demands.

The tape showed two of the hostages kneeling under a black banner carrying the group's name, with masked men holding automatic weapons above their heads.

It is not clear if the group is a division of the Islamic Army in Iraq that is holding two French journalists hostage.


For the latest news on Iraq, see RFE/RL's webpage on "The New Iraq".