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U.S., Iraqi Forces Hunt for Missing Soldier

U.S. and Iraqi forces returned to Sadr City on Friday to search the Shiite Muslim slum for a missing U.S. soldier, occasionally engaging in gun battles with members of local militias during their hunt. The soldier, an Iraqi-born translator whose name has not been released, was abducted by gunmen on Monday, the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, while visiting relatives in Karrada, a middle-class Shiite neighborhood in central Baghdad, according to the U.S. military. U.S. soldiers rarely, if ever, are allowed to wander alone on the streets of Baghdad, and the visit had not been approved, military officials said. Full Story

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