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1 21st July 21:15
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Al Sadr is a freedom-fighter. King George can't beat him.


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Kidnapping of Americans Linked to al Sadr

Four Contractors Taken Prisoner When Convoy Was Ambushed, Military Officials
Say

A senior Defense Department official tells ABC News that Shiite militiamen
tied to anti-American cleric Moqtada al Sadr were behind the abduction of
four American security contractors and an Austrian co-worker. (ABCNEWS.com)

By LUIS MARTINEZ

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2006 - A senior Defense Department official told ABC
News that Shiite militiamen tied to anti-American cleric Moqtada al Sadr
were behind the abduction of four American security contractors and an
Austrian co-worker seized in a brazen attack on a supply convoy near the
southern Iraqi city of Basra.

The search for the missing contractors resulted in a raid by coalition
forces earlier today near the Kuwait border that resulted in the deaths of
two Iraqi gunmen, but no hostages were found.

Throughout the day, statements from Iraqi officials - later discounted - led
to reports that some of the hostages had been released or found dead.
However, their employer, Crescent Security Group, said there had been no
claim of responsibility, no demand for ransom and no communication of any
kind from the hijackers.

Despite the confusion, new details emerged about the incident Thursday that
took place 20 kilometers north of the Iraqi city of Safwan, located near the
border with Kuwait.

A senior defense official said it was believed that the gunmen who ambushed
the convoy were wearing newly issued Iraqi police uniforms that are supposed
to be tightly controlled, hard to duplicate and were issued only last month.

Only a month ago, the coalition began distributing the digitally altered
blue camouflage uniforms to National Police Brigades. The uniforms are also
tied to the mass kidnapping earlier this week in Baghdad at the Education
Ministry.

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2 22nd July 14:24
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