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Videotape Shows American Seized in Iraq


Insurgents in Iraq Tuesday released a video tape that shows a U.S. citizen held hostage and saying his life is in danger.

On the video, a man identifying himself as Roy Hallams said he is not seeking help from President Bush, but wants Arab leaders, especially Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, to help secure his release.

The U.S. Embassy in Iraq said it had no immediate information on the man or the authenticity of the video.

Meanwhile, eight Chinese laborers who were held hostage by militants in Iraq for five days last week are on their way home. The group flew out of Baghdad earlier Tuesday, accompanied by several Chinese diplomats.

Insurgents said they released the men after Beijing promised to discourage its citizens from traveling to Iraq.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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