Gov't Verifies Claims Romanian Kidnapped by IS-Linked Group

May 19, 2015 10:42 AM

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Romania's foreign ministry says it is checking the authenticity of a tape that claims a Romanian security worker was kidnapped by a group with ties to the Islamic State group.

Adnan Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi, who describes himself as the leader of the group, says it is responsible for kidnapping the Romanian on April 4 in Burkina Faso, in an audio statement sent Monday to Mauritanian news site Al-Akhbar. The armed group, active in the Azwad region north of Mali, said it hol...

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