Monday, September 26, 2005

Zarqawi's Terrorists Execute Jordanian Driver in Iraq

This article, from the Al-Ra'y newspaper in Amman, Jordan, shows how the local media in Jordan reports the kidnappings and executions in Iraq.

Monday, September 26, 2005

A group claiming to be affiliated with the Al-Qa'ida of Jihad Organization in the Land of the Two Rivers (Tanzim Qa'idat Al-Jihad fi Bilad Al-Rafidayn), led by Abu-Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, shot and killed Jordanian national Khalid Husayn al-Disuqi and disposed of his body in an area near the Iraqi side of the Jordanian Al-Karamah border crossing on the pretext of his collaboration with the US Army through his transportation of goods belonging to it. The deceased had driven his tow truck to Iraq to tow a broken down truck for a fee of 2,500 Jordanian dinars; he secured the job through a Jordanian firm specializing in services in Iraq. According to his brother, Khalid was consequently kidnapped by a terrorist group claiming to be affiliated with Al-Zarqawi.

The "terrorist" group then contacted Khalid's family using his cellular phone, and told them that he was working with the Americans and that his file was referred to Abu-Mus'ab Al-Zarqawi, who subsequently sentenced him to decapitation under Islamic law. The group, however, told the family that Khalid was killed execution-style.

Negotiations between the deceased's family and the terrorist group through Khalid's cellular phone went on for four days, and finally revealed that he had been murdered and that his body had been dumped near the Amman-Baghdad international highway , where it was found by US forces and handed over to the Jordanian border police, who in turn informed his family. The body was transferred to Al-Ruwayshid Hospital and then to Al-Bashir Hospital in Amman before being handed over to his family, who laid him to rest in the Sahab cemetery yesterday afternoon.

The deceased's brother, Akram al-Disuqi, told Al-Ra'y that he had reported his brother's disappearance in Iraq to the Jordanian Foreign Ministry and the company that sent him there. He said that he was contacted by his brother's abductors, who claimed to have killed his brother upon orders from Al-Zarqawi.

Al-Disuqi said that his brother was brutally tortured before he was killed, and that he plans to relay this information to all concerned parties so that they may investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. He said that he would also demand compensation from the company that sent his brother to Iraq.

The deceased is a 26 year old father of five.



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