Aljazeera Reports Filipino Released

Aljazeera is report the following:

A Filipino hostage in Iraq is safe and unharmed, a Philippine foreign ministry official in Manila has said.

“He is safe and there is no more risk of him being executed,” the official said on Wednesday, quoting a Philippine official in Baghdad who was close to the negotiations for the release of truck driver Angelo de la Cruz.

The official declined to elaborate any further.

Truck driver Angelo de la Cruz was released on condition Philippine troops leave the country by 20 July, a month earlier than planned.

The Philippine air force said it had put two transport planes on standby in Manila to begin an evacuation of troops.No one else is reporting this now, so take it for what it’s worth (given the source).

Michelle Malkin is saddened and ashamed that the proud fighting spirit of her ancestors land has been forever stained with this appeasement.

I Hope Kerry has Small Feet
Ditka Punts

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  1. Marc July 15, 2004