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2005-11-04 04:31:30

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's military wing in Iraq renewed its threat to kill foreign envoys in Baghdad on Friday, a day after it said it would kill two Moroccan embassy hostages. Baghdad's U.S.-backed government has asked other Arab countries to restore full diplomatic relations with Iraq and said it would set up a protected zone for diplomats to live and work in safety. Al Qaeda has repeatedly said it would treat these envoys as collaborators with "an infidel government." "And...

2005-07-27 12:59:04

ALGIERS/DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in Iraq said on Wednesday it killed two kidnapped Algerian envoys because of their government's support for the United States. The killings were confirmed by the office of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. "The hostage takers have cowardly assassinated our two representatives in Baghdad, Ali Belaroussi and Azzedine Belkadi, thus carrying out their despicable threats despite all the appeals and exhortations launched everywhere for their liberation,"...

2005-07-26 11:18:48

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraq's al Qaeda group posted a video of two kidnapped Algerian diplomats on Tuesday, after it vowed to kill them, according to an Internet posting. The video showed two blindfolded men. One of them identified himself as Ali Belaroussi, the chief of the Algerian mission. "I live in the capital Algiers," he said. The other man said he was Azzedine Belkadi. A statement from Al Qaeda in Iraq accompanying the video, which showed no militants, said their "confessions" would be...

2005-07-26 07:49:19

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in Iraq said it will kill two Algerian diplomats it had kidnapped in Baghdad last week, according to an Internet statement posted on Tuesday. "The judicial court of the Organization of al Qaeda in Iraq has sentenced to death the diplomatic envoys of the apostate Algerian government," said the statement from the group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. "This is the fate of the ambassadors and the envoys of all infidel governments," said the statement, dated July 25....

2005-07-25 09:48:40

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in Iraq Monday posted on the Web pictures of identification cards apparently belonging to the chief of the Algerian diplomatic mission in Baghdad who was kidnapped last week. Algerian mission chief Ali Belaroussi and the diplomatic attache were snatched by gunmen in Baghdad Thursday. Al Qaeda said days later it had taken him, but did not say if it had also seized the attache. In the posting on an Islamist Web site, a membership card in the Iraqi Hunting Club...

2005-07-24 01:11:22

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraq's al Qaeda wing posted on Saturday a new Internet video of an Egyptian envoy to Iraq it claimed to have killed earlier this month after several reports emerged he may still be alive. The brief footage showed Ihab el-Sherif describing a peace deal between Egypt and Israel, but as in a previous video posted by the group earlier this month, it did not show his actual killing. Sherif's body has not been found. After al Qaeda announced it had killed him, the Egyptian...

2005-07-23 10:04:46

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility on Saturday for the kidnap of the chief of the Algerian mission in Baghdad, stepping up pressure on the new government struggling to quell relentless guerrilla violence. "Algeria rushed to obey the crusaders by sending its envoy to Iraq ... did you not learn from the fate of the ambassador of the Egyptian tyrant?" asked the statement on an Islamist Web site frequently used by the group led by Abu Musab...

2005-07-23 09:13:27

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in Iraq said on Saturday it had kidnapped the chief of the Algerian mission in Baghdad from one of the city's more secure neighborhoods earlier this week. "Algeria rushed to obey the crusaders by sending its envoy to Iraq ... did you not learn from the fate of the ambassador of the Egyptian tyrant?" asked the statement on an Islamist Web site frequently used by the group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al Qaeda's leader in Iraq. Algerian mission...

2005-07-23 05:27:52

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in Iraq said on Saturday it had kidnapped the chief of the Algerian mission in Baghdad earlier this week, according to an Internet statement. "Algeria rushed to obey the crusaders by sending its envoy to Iraq ... did you not learn from the fate of the ambassador of the Egyptian tyrant?" asked the statement on an Islamist Web site frequently used by the group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Algerian mission chief Ali Belaroussi and the diplomatic attache were...

2005-07-21 05:59:13

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Algeria's envoy to Baghdad was kidnapped on Thursday, police sources said. The sources said the envoy and an aide were snatched off the street outside a restaurant by gunmen in two cars. Billa Roussi is the head of Algeria's mission, the police source said. He was kidnapped with the embassy's diplomatic attache, Azzedine bin Fadi. Egypt's envoy was kidnapped and killed earlier this month by al Qaeda's Iraq wing, which vowed to carry out more attacks on diplomats in the...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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