Saturday, June 20, 2009

Two bodies handed to Iraqi forces!

Hostage video
The kidnappers have released video claiming to show some of the captives

Two bodies feared to be those of British hostages held in Iraq have been handed to authorities, Foreign Secretary David Miliband has said.

Mr Miliband said the bodies were handed over on Friday night.

He described the handover as "very distressing" and said the government was trying to identify the bodies.

IT consultant Peter Moore, from Lincoln, and four security guards were captured by armed militants at the Ministry of Finance in Baghdad in 2007.

Their captors are a group called the Islamic Shiite Resistance in Iraq.

The militants have released videos of the captives, including one - broadcast on Dubai-based TV station Al-Arabiya - warning that a hostage would be killed unless British troops withdrew from Iraq.

Mr Moore had been working for American management consultancy Bearingpoint when he was kidnapped, while the other men were contractors employed to guard him.

BBC NEWS REPORT.

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