Durmus Kumdereli and Mustafa Koksal, Turkish truck drivers, were abducted Aug. 14 outside of Mosul after delivering water to a U.S. base in Baghdad. The Turkish government said they had rescued Mustafa Koksal 4 days later.
Today a video surfaced on a website used by Tawhid and Jihad, a group led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
A videotape purporting to show the beheading of a Turkish truck driver kidnapped last month in Iraq surfaced Monday on the Web site of an al-Qaida-linked militant group.
On the video, the victim identifies himself as Durmus Kumdereli. Speaking in Turkish, he says he was transporting goods to an American military base in Mosul. Arabic subtitles accompanied his words.
Afterward, a black screen reading "the execution" appears, followed by warnings from masked, armed militants to foreign drivers, and grisly footage of the beheading.
The video was digitally dated August 17th.
We need to find this Abu Musab al-Zarqawi bastard fast. I know we've been looking for him, but his "successes" are only fueling the fire for other groups in the area.
Hat tip: My Pet Jawa
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