Thursday, 5 April 2012
From AFP via NDTV: Dubai: A statement posted on Tuesday on an Islamist website used by Al Qaeda threatened a strike at the "heart of Berlin" unless Germany releases a jailed female militant.
Al Qaeda's North Africa branch, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), says it is holding German engineer Edgar Raupach, kidnapped in Kano, Nigeria in January. It wants to exchange him for Felis Lowitz, whose Muslim name was given as Um Seif Al-Islam Al-Ansariya.
Nigerian authorities have detained five men, including a Mauritanian, believed to be linked to the January kidnapping.
Posted on 04/05/2012 2:46 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
No comments yet.