Yet more deaths. From AP, :
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A militant group claimed Monday to have killed two hostages, one a Turk and the other an Iraqi who was a longtime resident in Italy, the Arab news network Al-Jazeera reported. Two abducted Indonesian women, meanwhile, were freed, diplomats said.
The station said it had received video footage from a group calling itself the Salafist Brigades of Abu Bakr Al-Sidiq accusing the Turkish and Iraqi hostages of being spies. A segment broadcast on the network showed four armed militants dressed in black standing behind two kneeling men.
Al-Jazeera identified the Iraqi as Anwar Wali but did not give the Turkish man’s name.
In Italy, Wali’s family said the Italian Foreign Ministry had notified them that his death was confirmed. The Foreign Ministry told me that my brother was killed,” the victim’s brother, Emad Wali, said by telephone from the family’s home in Castelfranco Veneto in northeast Italy.