September 8, 2004
New Website for the ?Islamic Army in Iraq
The SITE Institute has located the website of the ?Islamic Army in Iraq?, the group responsible for the abduction of Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, the French reporters at the center of an ongoing hostage crisis. It appears the internet provider for the site is a U.S.-based company that provides free space for websites. In a statement posted to the site on Wednesday, September 8, 2004, the ?Islamic Army in Iraq? denied recent media reports that they had set new conditions for the release of the French hostages.
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