BAGHDAD : A group linked to suspected Al-Qaeda operative Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi claimed to have beheaded a second US hostage in Iraq, as US President George W. Bush defended the war in Iraq and asked for more foreign help in the country.
"The valiant men of the nation have cut the throat of the second American hostage following the expiration of the fixed deadline," said a statement, published on an Islamist website at http://www.ansarnet.ws/vb/showthread.php?t=15302.
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