Well it's good to see that the French journalist, Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, are being treated well by their terrorist captors the Islamic Army in Iraq
. In a recent recording Chesnot said they are fed three times a day and given lots of tea.
Treated well, but have been held for since August 29, 2004 -- over 100 days -- I just don't get it. There's still rumors running around that the French journalists could actually be in cahoots with their captors. Maybe they are making a documentary or providing propaganda for them.
The story states the recording was probably made early in November, which would put it before the Fallujah invasion.
The two French journalists taken hostage more than 100 days ago in Iraq are alive and in good spirits, according to a Sunday newspaper.
The Sunday Times said it had a CD-rom recording in which Christian Chesnot says he and his fellow reporter Georges Malbrunot are being well treated by their captors.
The newspaper said it believed the recording had been made earlier this month.
In the recording, Chesnot spoke in Lebanese Arabic and said their captors from the Islamic Army were investigating their identities.
"The behaviour of the Islamic Army has been very good. There is no violence involved. We eat three times a day and we get lots of tea and everything is available," the newspaper reported him saying.
In the recording Chesnot apparently suggests that Iraq's security problems could affect their chances of release.
"The situation is very difficult," he is quoted as saying. "There is an American siege as well as American patrols and once the investigations and security problems are finalised we hope to be released."
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