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US Military Says 5 Americans Accused of Aiding Iraq Insurgents


U.S. military officials say five Americans are being held in Iraq under suspicion of terrorist activity.

Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman declined to identify any of the detainees. But news reports said three of them are Iraqi-Americans, one is an Iranian-American and the fifth suspect is Jordanian-American.

Mr. Whitman said none of them have been charged with a crime and that there is no connection between the suspects.

The Iranian-American has been identified by his family as Cyrus Kar of Los Angeles. His laywers have sued the U.S. government in an effort to secure his release.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.