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Report: Three Americans Kidnapped by Militias in Baghdad

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This story first appeared in The Hill:

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Three Americans have been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad by “militias,” according to Arab news channel Al Arabiya, citing its own sources.

The State Department said it is aware of the report and is working with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans, but did not confirm that the individuals have been kidnapped.

“We are aware of reports that American citizens are missing in Iraq,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement to The Hill.

“The safety and security of American citizens overseas is our highest priority,” he continued.‎” We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to locate and recover the individuals.”

 

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