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Video shows US man being beheaded

Agencies | May 12, 2004 10:07 IST

A video of an American being beheaded by his captors in Iraq was posted on a Web site linked to the Al Qaeda on Tuesday, according to CNN.

The United States refused to exchange him for prisoners in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison, the captors said.

The video is titled 'Abu Musab al-Zarqawi shown slaughtering an American'.

Shown on the Muntada al-Ansar site, it begins with the victim sitting on the floor with five masked men behind him.

The man, wearing an orange jumpsuit, identifies himself as Nicholas Berg, 26, of Pennsylvania.

The Central Intelligence Agency is said to be checking to see whether al-Zarqawi, an Al Qaeda operative accused of masterminding attacks against US forces in Iraq, was actually in the video.

The captors also issued a statement to the US President George W Bush: "The worst is coming and, god willing, the tough days are still to come. You and your soldiers will regret the day that you touched the ground of Iraq."

The one standing directly behind Berg reads a statement identifying himself, and then the American is pushed to the floor.

Berg is heard screaming as his throat is cut. One of the captors then holds up his severed head.

"For the mothers and wives of American soldiers, we tell you that we offered the US administration to exchange this hostage for some of the detainees in Abu Ghraib and they refused," the hooded man standing behind the American said just before the killing.

"Coffins will be arriving to you one after the other, slaughtered just like this."

CNN quoted White House spokesman Scott McClellan as saying, "This shows the true nature of the enemies of freedom. They have no regard for the lives of innocent men, women and children."


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Number of User Comments: 20

Sub: matter of time

What U sow!, so what U reap.

Posted by mpnair

Sub: Any Excuse to stay on!!!

WE have not seen the beheading of the American in Iraq.It is clear that the USA/CIA had no use of him and had him killed ...

Posted by Ali Shahanshah

Sub: why US is cryig now

these are the consequences what us did before now he telling that the people of iraq are not care for inoccent people. then they have ...

Posted by puneet

Sub: Supid

Who are innocent here? The soldiers who landed up in Iraqi soil and call themselves innocent? Who was asking them to land up in Iraq?

Posted by Sonoo

Sub: Necessary outcome of the acts of American Govt.

This is the necessary outcome of the act done by American Govt. in Iraq. Common people of America is suffering due to the heinous activities ...

Posted by Gobinda Saha



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