"BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Islamic Army in Iraq insurgent group said on Thursday it had killed a U.S. security consultant, according to an Internet statement.
The group said the man was killed because the U.S. government did not fulfil its demands, which included the payment of compensation to Iraqis affected by U.S. attacks.
The statement's authenticity could not be verified and no pictures or video accompanied the statement. It was posted on a Web site often used by insurgents.
However, on Tuesday, a video aired by the Arab television network Al-Jazeera, claimed insurgents had kidnapped a U.S. security consultant, and displayed a blond, Western-looking man sitting with his hands tied behind his back.
The video bore the logo of the insurgent Islamic Army.
North Dakota man?
The video also showed a U.S. passport and an Arabic identification card with the name Ronald Schulz, but the spelling of the name was uncertain because it was written in Arabic.
On Wednesday, his brother said that the man shown on the video is "my brother, there's no question about that," a North Dakota man.
The man shown in the video is Ronald Schulz, 40, an industrial electrician who has worked in Iraq, said Ed Schulz of Arvilla.
He said he last spoke with his brother on Nov. 4, when Ronald Schulz was at his home in Anchorage, Alaska.
‘God only knows’
Ed Schulz said both he and his mother, Gladys, identified his brother on the video.
"She's convinced it's him and the FBI is running like it's him," Ed Schulz told The Associated Press.
Ed Schulz, 42, said the FBI had asked family members to give reporters only limited information.
"I don't want to get my brother killed," Ed Schulz said. "But the fact that he has blond hair and blue eyes might get him killed. God only knows with these people."
He said his brother's last known location was Amman, Jordan.
"The FBI is trying to retrace his steps," Schulz said. "They're not even sure what country he's in."
Just another reason to stay until the last cockroach in the cupboard is snuffed.
More via Breitbart: ..No evidence, message was posted on an islamic message board.
More on the hostage in yesterday's USA Today.
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