Thursday, March 23, 2006

Christian Peace Activist Killed In Iraq

ORIGINAL POST Mar. 10, 2006
It's has been confirmed that Christian Peace Activist Tom Fox has been killed in Iraq. The Associated Press reports:

WASHINGTON - An American who was among four Christian activists kidnapped last year in Iraq has been killed, a State Department spokesman said.

The FBI verified that a body found in Iraq Friday morning was that of Tom Fox, 54, spokesman Noel Clay said. He said he had no information on the other three hostages.

Clay said additional forensics will be done in the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is investigating, he said.

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The other three activists were still alive until a few days ago. I hope they get released soon.

May Tom Fox's soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family and friends.


UPDATE Mar. 23, 2006
I woke up this morning to these good news:

A British-led raid in Iraq has freed three Western Christian peace activists who had been held nearly four months by a Muslim militant group.

U.S. and British officials are expressing delight, and friends and relatives of the captives say they are overjoyed that the three men have been safely rescued.

Coalition officials say not a shot was fired in the operation, and the hostage-takers were not present when the captives were found in a house in western Baghdad early Thursday. The officials say British and American forces discovered the captives still bound, but in reasonably good physical condition.

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At last, some good news from Iraq.
 

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