US says missing soldier was seized

#1
A US soldier who went missing on Monday was captured by armed men while visiting a relative's house in Baghdad outside the Green Zone, the US military says.

On Tuesday, the US military said that the soldier, a linguist assigned to a reconstruction team, was handcuffed and forced into a vehicle.

The soldier, whose name has not been been released, was reported missing on Monday. He was last seen early on Monday afternoon and went missing at about 7.30pm.

The statement said US and Iraqi forces were conducting searches to find him.

Employees at a local television station, Al-Furat TV, said that US soldiers told them the missing man, reportedly an American of Iraqi descent, had gone missing after leaving work to visit relatives in the city's Karrada district.

Residents in Karrada said that US forces sealed the central Baghdad district, conducting door-to-door searches and bringing in at least two tanks and two armoured vehicles.

Military officials in Washington told AP news agency that the soldier may have been abducted.
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/EBC96E6A-5F2D-400A-9F37-68B35FB2E164.htm
 
#3
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/24/AR2006102400143.html

U.S. forces scoured central Baghdad on Tuesday looking for a missing U.S. soldier who was presumed kidnapped by insurgents while visiting his Iraqi relatives. The troops went door-to-door, manned checkpoints, stopped and searched cars and showed pedestrians a picture of their missing comrade, hoping to generate leads on his whereabouts.

The U.S. military said in a statement that the soldier, who was not identified, was an Iraqi American who was assigned to a provisional reconstruction team as a translator.
I would not be surprised if the Palestinians are the captors.
 
#4
KGB_resident said:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/24/AR2006102400143.html

U.S. forces scoured central Baghdad on Tuesday looking for a missing U.S. soldier who was presumed kidnapped by insurgents while visiting his Iraqi relatives. The troops went door-to-door, manned checkpoints, stopped and searched cars and showed pedestrians a picture of their missing comrade, hoping to generate leads on his whereabouts.

The U.S. military said in a statement that the soldier, who was not identified, was an Iraqi American who was assigned to a provisional reconstruction team as a translator.
I would not be surprised if the Palestinians are the captors.
Why & how did you come to that conclusion,Sergey?
 

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