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U.S. Embassy in Liberia Searches for Missing American

An intense search behind rebel lines is under way for an American believed to have been kidnapped and held hostage by Liberian dissidents. Officials from the United States Embassy here are trying to find Nabil Hage, an American citizen and a prominent member of the tight-knit population of Lebanese who do business here. He served the embassy as a warden, part of a network of 15 volunteer neighborhood-watch officers. Mr. Hage has an extended family in Virginia. His father was killed here 13 years ago, caught in the crossfire between government and rebel forces. No one here knows if Mr. Hage is dead or alive. Members of the Lebanese population here say that he was taken hostage and remains a captive, and that the rebels have sent ransom demands. Full Story

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