US marine 'taken hostage' in Iraq

Islamic militants are threatening to behead a man they say is a US marine they took hostage in Iraq.

Footage aired on the al-Jazeera television channel showed a blindfolded man dressed in camouflage and holding a US marine ID card. The card said the man’s name was Wassef Ali Hassoun and he was on active duty. The US military would not confirm that Mr Hassoun had been taken hostage, but his family in Utah said he was the man pictured and pleaded for his release. Full Story

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