Al Jazeera airs video of 2 German hostages in Iraq

Al-Jazeera television broadcast a videotape Friday showing two German engineers abducted this week in northern Iraq, and the station said they appealed to the German government to work for their release. The two engineers were shown seated on the ground with at least two armed men behind them. The tape was dated January 24, the day they were abducted in the northern industrial city of Beiji.