Two USMC captured by Al Quaeda ?

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  1. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    on Channel Five news this pm...nothing on CNN...anybody else heard this ?
  2. There was something on one of the news channels (ITV/BBC24/Sky) earlier tonight about a statement by AQ saying they'd captured two and in 24 hrs the US must release it's female Sunni prisoners. The US apparently said that the reports of prisoners was unfounded.
  3. Heard the same on Five too, no confirmation of capture as yet.

    2 USMC captured not confirmed
  4. Just the usual misinformation. 8)
  5. From Reuters

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    By Alastair Macdonald
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Sunday it had no reason to believe a militant group's claim to have seized two Marines during fighting in Iraq, but said it was doing an inventory of personnel all the same.

    "There are no indications that al Qaeda claims of having kidnapped two Marines in western Iraq are true," Marines spokesman Major Neil Murphy said in a statement.

    "Multi-National Force West is conducting checks to verify all Marines are accounted for," he added.

    A statement posted on an Internet site frequently used by al Qaeda in Iraq, one of the country's most feared groups, earlier said:

    "Al Qaeda soldiers succeeded in kidnapping two Marines ... Al Qaeda gives the infidels 24 hours to release female Sunni Muslim prisoners ... or they should not bother to look for their children."

    The statement was signed with a name that often accompanies the group's announcements, but could not be authenticated.