Group Claims Captured Troops Were Killed

Update: July 11, 2008

Bodies of ARMY SPC. Alex R. Jimenez and Pfc. Byron Fouty Found in Iraq

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By ANNA JOHNSON
Associated Press Writer
June 4, 2007, 3:10 PM EDT

CAIRO, Egypt — Al-Qaida linked insurgents killed three American soldiers after capturing them last month in Iraq, according to a militant video released Monday that claimed to show footage of the ambush. The video offered no proof for its claims.

The clip, which was made available to The Associated Press by the Washington-based SITE Institute, showed confused and jerky night battle scenes, and later offered close-ups of two identification cards. It did not show the soldiers.
“The Americans sent 4,000 soldiers looking for them,” said an unidentified voice on the video, which featured the logo of the media production house of the Islamic State of Iraq. “They were alive and then dead.” More…

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Group Claims It Has Killed 2 Missing U.S. Soldiers

Video Shows Soldiers’ Personal Belongings and Purported Images of Ambush

By Howard Schneider, Ann Scott Tyson
and William BraniginWashington Post Staff Writers
Monday, June 4, 2007; 3:38 PM

An al-Qaeda-linked militant group in Iraq asserted today that it has killed two U.S. soldiers it captured in an ambush last month, but the group provided no proof that the missing men are dead.
The claim was part of a video released today that includes images of the military identification cards and other personal effects of two missing soldiers. A narrator claims that the two have been killed and buried in reprisal for U.S. search operations and blames President Bush and the military for their fate, according to a translation by an organization that tracks jihadist videos. More…

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ISI film: “Bush is responsible for loss of your soldiers”

For complete article go to : LauraMansfield.com

Preliminary Analysis

I have listened to this video a number of times now and wanted to update subscribers on an update to my earlier posting..
Although the video says that the Islamic State of Iraq is announcing the deaths of the soldiers, it has provided no evidence to verify their claim.
Historically, the Islamic State of Iraq has not hesitated to show executions of captives, so it is doubtful that this omission is out of any sense of decorum.

Note: I will not publish any videos here of this on-going crisis out of respect for the families. Anyone seeking such videos will have to go to those sites mentioned above.

This organization tracks Terrorist Sites and Videos: The Site Institute

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