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In Tunisia missing since 18.2.08
Vehicle is a Land Rover Defender 110 TD5, blue (-Cairns = medium blue metallic), HA 661 EV indicator - Austria
The vehicle is striking because höhergelegt, 9.00er XZL tyres, stainless steel sill and snorkel, brown leather seats, Aludachträger, Zurrschienen side, additional tanks and deck space inside.
Wolfgang Ebners and girlfriend, name unknown
are 1 man (about 175, short hair, slim) and 1 woman (slim, schulterlange hair), and 2 shepherd dogs.
The last phone message came from Matmata, they were on the south, possibly towards the border area Algeria, - the exact route is unknown, however.
Getting there was Genoa - Tunis on 9.2.2008
29.2.2008 planned return trip - but they were not on the ferry and have also been since 18.2 Not reported
The embassies in Algeria, Tunisia and Libya were alerted.
If anyone both in Tunisia or Algeria after 18.2. encounters them, then please immediately report to me, the moderator or the embassies! Please also says friends decision on the recently there were, are or will be...
Each tip can be helpful!
1st Wolfgang is actually each year in the Sahara, and I would find him already as described.
2nd No, as far as I know, he had no Satphone
3rd Yes, PC-based GPS navigation
4th We do not know his relatives probably not. Maybe he is there without permission or direction Algeria has been on the
5th He eventually something of a fort "Fatima" or "Fatma" said that he wanted to show his girlfriend - who knows that?
6th Yes, if they were taken in Algeria, I also think that it would be known that - on the other hand Algeria will certainly not fuss because of "lost tourists." The message is, in any case.
7th With the distances in Tunisia is true - it is assumed that both have good foot. If it was an accident, in which both were set battle except perhaps in a little traffic route or outside of it, which also helps.
This info gathered via a remote viewing session. Take it or leave it, but I had to try. I am better than average but certainly not 100% all the time.
I believe They went caravanning into desert, after Matmata about 150-175 K oases, or further in direction of TOZEUR some reason they are without their own cloths, dressing as locals? Fuel problem of some kind, keeps jamming in. Not absolutely sure about this at all.
My advice immediate contact with Berbers between Matmata and KEBILI, DOUZ or as far as TOZEUR indicated. Contact should be done in a manner conforming to Berber culture and language. Someone should spend some effort here. Wish I was there!
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Peace Corps Tunisia today consists of Returned Peace Corps volunteers, like me. I am sure a few stayed in country, after their 2 years of service...
For whatever reason Peace Corps is not officially active in Tunisia now.
Those who served in Tunisia have an on line message/info site. I posted the data about the missing couple and Land Rover at Peace Corps Tunisia site.
A question was Mr. Ebners fluent in any of the local languages of Tunisia? I get him talking with locals quite fluently. Time frame is impossible for me to get. Don't know if it was this trip or previous trip?
Hope posting on Peace Corps site helps. My best intention for a safe return and courage to friends and family. xfiltrate
Qaeda's N.Africa wing holding Austria tourists-TV Mon 10 Mar 2008, 15:51 GMT
DUBAI, March 10 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's North Africa wing was holding two Austrian tourists it had abducted in Tunisia on Feb. 22, Al Jazeera television reported on Monday.
It aired a recording in which a man identified as Salah Abou-Mohammad, a spokesman of al Qaeda Organisation in the Islamic Maghreb, said that the tourists, a man and a woman, were in a good condition.
"The spokesman said in the tape that the group will announce its conditions for the release of the two tourists at a later stage," a Jazeera presenter said. The channel did not broadcast that part of the recording.
Abou-Mohammad identified the tourists as a nurse and a consultant, giving their names with an Arabic accent as Andrea Kobler and Wolfgang Edner.
"The hand of the mujahideen can reach you wherever you were on Tunisian soil," he said addressing tourists in the North African country, which attracts visitors from several European countries.
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