Skip to comments.Iraq - Female Western journalist kidnapped in Baghdad - police
Posted on 01/07/2006 1:38:41 AM PST by HAL9000
BAGHDAD, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A female Western journalist was kidnapped in Baghdad on Saturday and her translator killed, police said.
They said she was on her way to a meeting with a Sunni Arab leader when a car carrying an unknown number of gunmen blocked her vehicle in the Adel district near Malik bin Anas mosque in west Baghdad.
The gunmen shot dead her driver, an Iraqi journalist who also worked as her translator, abandoned their car and drove off in hers.
There has been a spate of kidnappings of Westerners in Iraq over the past few months after a lull during most of 2005. Four Christian peace activists -- a Briton, an American and two Canadians -- are still being held captive. A French engineer is also being held.
US journalist kidnapped in Iraq
A US journalist has been kidnapped and an accompanying translator killed in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police say.
The body of the translator, along with identity papers, have been recovered.
The journalist and the translator were reported to have been on a visit to the Sunni coalition headquarters in the city's western Adel district.
Western journalists and aid workers have frequently been targeted for kidnapping in the country by insurgents and criminal groups.
I'd bet a dollar to a donut that it was another planned setup by a leftist stooge terrorist sympathizer reporterette to get the government of whaqtever country she calls home to pay a big ransom for her.
Speaking of...that story went nowhere. Americans should be rioting over that flap.
Those FrenchYouths sure get around.
Can we send 10 more journalists to replace her, including Dan Rather?
If so, her kidnapping and perhaps death can be laid at the hands of the media itself.
I fevently hope it is not, and that this is a set-up like some of the other kidnappings. However, as you said, the killing of her driver seems to indicate otherwise.
Drivers/translators are pretty much a "disposable item" to such people; so THAT hardly is an indicator it was ''real'.
Yeah, it very possibly is a real kidnapping, and she is very possibly a "complete innocent".. If so, may God bless and keep her safe.
But color me skeptic. These pseudo-kidnappings have become all too common lately.
US woman journalist kidnapped in Iraq
A US woman journalist was kidnapped in Baghdad Saturday and her translator killed, Iraqi security sources said, in the latest hostage crisis involving Westerners in the war-torn country.
"An American journalist is missing. We are investigating," said US embassy spokeswoman Elizabeth Colton, who declined to name the missing reporter.
Iraqi security officials said the journalist was abducted by armed men in the Adl district of western Baghdad and her translator found dead.
An Iraqi defence ministry official said the interpreter was able to tell soldiers that a US journalist was kidnapped before he died.
Officials said the journalist was seized as she was on her way to interview prominent Sunni Arab politician Adnan al-Dulaimi.
A guard outside Dulaimi's office told AFP he heard gunshots fired a short distance away and rushed to find the body of a slain man.
Dulaimi however told AFP he had no appointment to meet a Western journalist.
People living in the neighbourhood, which has been cordoned off by US and Iraqi security forces, were frightened and refused to talk to journalists.
Several Westerners are already being held hostage by insurgents in Iraq, including an American, a Briton and two Canadians, all members of a Christian peace group.
If it was her, I'll KNOW it was a setup. She is, pretty much, a long time, well known "useful tool" of the islamists.
Baghdad: US Journalist Missing, Interpreter Killed
An American female journalist went missing and the body of her Iraqi interpreter found near a mosque in Baghdad on Saturday, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua.
The body of Alin Ghazi Jack, an Iraqi Christian interpreter, was found near the mosque of Anas Bin Malik in western Baghdad, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The U.S. journalist was heading to make an interview with Adnan al-Dulaimi, head of the Iraqi Consensus Front, a Sunni Arab political body, the source said, quoting the information from an Iraqi army force.
The Iraqi army said they only found the body of the interpreter, but the American journalist was not found.
Hmm... Well, if it was an American, (other than Christine Amanpour) that cuts the odds of it being a setup.
They won't get the Government to pay a ransom, although maybe her employers will be glad to pass a few million bucks along.
Hopefully she doesn't work for the New York Times. They don't have enough money to meet payroll, much less pay a big ransom.
<< Those FrenchYouths sure get around.>
As do those Australian yutes "of Middle-Eastern and Mediterranian extraction!"
[And, not to forget, those Indonesian youths with a bent to beheading babies and to bombing that blow bits off bare-bummed British, Bonn, Berne, Borga and Brisbane babes]
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen kidnapped a female American journalist and killed her Iraqi translator in western Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said Saturday.
Maj. Falah Mohamadawi said the abduction and slaying took place on Friday.
And her death would be the fault of the press.
I wonder why they haven't given her name?
No doubt she was thinking, "They won't hurt me. I'm against the war and think Bush is wrong on Global Warming. They will see me as a friend and ally."
The naivete of the press on the vicious nature of the enemy we are engaged with is astounding and at times like this, tragic.