Hope it’s true. From Xinhuanet:
ROME, Sept. 26 (Xinhuanet) — A Kuwaiti paper said that the two kidnapped Italian aid workers in Iraq were in good health and being treated well by their kidnappers, Italian News Agency ANSA reported on Sunday.
The Al Ray Al-Aam, Kuwait’s top newspaper, said the kidnappers would not release the women Simona Pari and Simona Torretta, untilItalian troops were withdrawn from Iraq.
The daily said it had been told by its sources that “all mediation attempts will be rejected unless Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s government respects the kidnappers’ request for the complete withdrawal of Italian forces from Iraqi territory.”
“They are determined not to free them until their demand has been met,” it said.