July 8, 2004 |
Al Jazeera television broadcast a videotape Wednesday of armed men holding a Filipino hostage and threatening to kill him if the Philippines did not withdraw its small force from Iraq within three days. The group claimed to have already killed an Iraqi security guard who was accompanying the Filipino, the satellite channel's newscaster said. The statement gave no details of the two men's abduction. In the video, three armed and masked men stood behind the seated hostage.