GI Listed As Missing in Baghdad

October 23rd, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: GI Listed As Missing in Baghdad

Media: The Associated Press
Byline: n/a
Date: 23 October 2006

BAGHDAD, Iraq_A U.S. soldier in Baghdad was reported missing late Monday,
the U.S. military said.

The missing service member is an Army translator, and the initial report is
that he may have been abducted, said a military official in Washington,
speaking on condition of anonymity because the information was not cleared
for release.

"Coalition and Iraqi Security forces immediately responded to attempt to
locate the soldier. The search is ongoing," the military said in a statement
that gave no other details.

The last time any U.S. soldiers were reported missing was in June, when one
was killed in an insurgent attack at a checkpoint by a Euphrates River
canal, 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Baghdad. The two soldiers listed as
missing had been abducted during the attack and later found dead, their
bodies brutalized, the military said. One of the soldiers had been beheaded.

Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for killing the soldiers, and said
the successor to terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had "slaughtered" them,
according to a Web statement that could not be authenticated.

In another case, Sgt. Keith M. Maupin, 20, of Batavia, Ohio, is still
missing in action. He disappeared in April 2004 in an insurgent attack on a
fuel convoy west of Baghdad. One private contractor also remains missing.

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