Rusty Shackleford may have been on the mark when he wondered if the kidnapping of a female Italian journalist might have been an inside job. Today we learn that she will soon be released.
CAIRO, Egypt – An Italian journalist being held hostage in Iraq will be released in a few days, according to an Internet statement posted Monday in the name of the militant group alleged to be holding her.
Giuliana Sgrena, a 56-year-old reporter for the communist daily Il Manifesto, was kidnapped on Friday near Baghdad University.
Update: Rusty notes that another mysyterious group is now claiming they’ve killed Sgrena.