Tuesday, November 29, 2005

German Woman Also Kidnapped in Iraq

An unidentified German woman and her driver, missing since Friday have reportedly been taken hostage according to German ARD television.

From the Khaleej Times:
Germany’s ARD television reported the woman had been kidnapped and posted pictures allegedly showing the blindfolded woman with her captors, one armed with a rocket propelled grenade, that it said were taken from a video demanding Germany stop any dealings with Iraq’s government. Germany has ruled out sending troops to Iraq and opposed the US-led war.

It was not immediately clear what the woman was doing in Iraq. Her name was not released. Jaeger would only say that the woman was missing.

ARD has identified the woman as Susanne Osthoff, an archaeologist.