Military Says No American Soldiers Are Missing

FEBRUARY 1, 2005 - Posted at 2:38 p.m. CST

BAGHDAD, IRAQ - The U.S. military says no American soldier has been reported missing in Iraq, after a Web site claimed that a soldier was kidnapped.

An Internet posting claims an American soldier has been taken hostage in Iraq.  The statement says the soldier will be killed unless the U.S. releases Iraqi prisoners.  The posting, which includes a photo, could not be verified.  But it came on a Web site that often carries militant statements.

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