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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:40 pm
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Speaking of the borderless …
A female Italian journalist held hostage by militants in Iraq made a heart-rending plea for her life in a videotape broadcast today.
Giuliana Sgrena, a 56-year-old Italian reporter who was kidnapped in central Baghdad two weeks ago, appeared in a video broadcast on Italian television and called on her government to withdraw its troops from Iraq.
Sgrena looked drawn and tired, and spoke with a halting voice, at times broken by crying. Behind her was an inscription in red Arabic letters stating “Mujahideen without borders”, a previously unheard of group.