Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Kidnapped Brit begs Blair

Baghdad - The kidnapped British director of Care International made another plea on Wednesday urging Britain to withdraw troops from Iraq and asked for the aid organization to close its offices in Iraq, in a video aired on Al-Jazeera television. Hassan, who also holds Iraqi and Irish citizenship, was kidnapped on her way to work in Baghdad a week ago. No group has claimed responsibility.Britain began redeploying some 800 troops toward the Baghdad area on Wednesday, in a move aimed at freeing up US forces for an assault on insurgents areas north and west of the capital.,,2-10-1460_1611772,00.html