This time the terrorists clearly have won. For the sake of argument, I’ll grant that Spain may not have been a victory for the Islamofascists, but this definitely is.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Baghdad has urged governments not to negotiate with hostage takers amid uncertainty over reports Manila is going to withdraw its troops.
Militants holding a Filipino in Iraq have said they will release him on Tuesday, according to a diplomatic source in Baghdad.
It was not clear how the message of his release was conveyed.
The news came moments after the Philippine government said it would withdraw its 50-member humanitarian force from Iraq “as soon as possible” to save the life of Angelo de la Cruz, a 46-year-old father of eight.