Arab TV Station Airs Tape Purportedly of British Hostage Seized in Baghdad

Kidnappers of five Britons seized last May demanded that Britain pull all its forces frpm Iraq, according to a videotape broadcast Tuesday by an Arabic satellite station.

The video, aired by Al-Arabiya television, featured one of the purported kidnapped Britons.

The man, who spoke in a clearly British accent, said the tape had been made Nov. 18. He was seated beneath a sign reading "the Islamic Shiite Resistance in Iraq."

A written statement featured on the video accused Britain of plundering the wealth of Iraq and demanded the British troops leave within 10 days. It did not say what would happen if the deadline were not met nor when the countdown begins.