An unknown militant group holding Iraqi-British hostage Margaret Hassan in Iraq has threatened to turn her over to a group led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi if Britain does not quit Iraq, Al Jazeera says.
Zarqawi's group, Al Qaeda Organisation of Holy War in Iraq, is blamed for the bloodiest suicide attacks and hostage beheadings in Iraq.
Al Jazeera said on Tuesday it received a video tape from the group saying it would hand over Hassan to Zarqawi's group within 48 hours "if Britain does not meet its demands, mainly for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq".
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
There's still that war:
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