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Iraq Militant Video Shows Abducted American


A Shi'ite militant group in Iraq has released a video of a man it apparently kidnapped, and who appears to be a U.S. contractor who disappeared last month.

The video posted on the Internet shows a man wearing a U.S. military uniform. He is sitting in front of a flag inscribed with the name of the militant group - League of the Righteous.

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Defense said a 60-year-old American contractor Issa T. Salomi had disappeared on January 23, and that search efforts were under way.

The man in the video does not identify himself. He reads the group's demands, which include the release of Iraqi prisoners and the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq.

The group also calls for U.S. security contractors with the firm Blackwater to be brought to justice for crimes against Iraqis.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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