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Baghdad, Iraq (AP)

al-Jazeera Video of American Soldier

April 16, 2004 -- Posted at 6:26 pm

(Baghdad, Iraq-AP) -- Insurgents say they're keeping a U-S soldier to exchange him for some Iraqi prisoners captured by coalition forces.

A video aired by the Arab T-V station al-Jazeera shows the 20-year-old soldier surrounded by five masked men holding automatic rifles. He appears unharmed.

He said his name is Keith Matthew Maupin of Ohio.

On the tape, the soldier goes on to say that he is married, with a ten-month-old child. He says he came to liberate Iraq but ''did not come willingly'' -- because he wanted to stay home with his child.

Another soldier is also missing since last week's attack on a convoy near Baghdad.

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