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Seven U.S. Civilians Now Missing in Iraq

Seven civilian employees of a U.S. firm are now missing in Iraq, joining a growing number of foreigners from at least 12 countries to be snatched in recent days. The U.S. military said seven employees of a Halliburton Co. subsidiary and two American soldiers were missing after their convoy was ambushed Friday near Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad. Only one, Thomas Hamill, a 43-year-old truck driver from Macon, Miss., is known to have been abducted. His captors have threatened to kill and mutilate him unless U.S. troops ended their assault on the city of Fallujah. The deadline passed Sunday with no word on his fate. “Our work is difficult and in a dangerous environment and we are angered and deeply saddened by this situation,” Halliburton Co. said in a statement. Full Story

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