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Group Claims To Have Killed U.S. Hostage In Iraq

19 December 2005 -- The extremist group Islamic Army of Iraq claims in a statement posted to the Internet today that it has killed an American adviser taken hostage in Iraq.

The group posted a video that shows a blindfolded man on his knees being shot in the head.

The Islamic Army of Iraq identified the executed American hostage as Ronald Schulz.

Schulz was kidnapped earlier this month.

Iraqi Legislative Elections 2005

RFE/RL's coverage, background, and analysis of Iraq's December 15, 2005, legislative elections.