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Group says it carried out Iraq abduction

A previously unknown group has claimed responsibility for abducting a private security team of four Americans and an Austrian in southern Iraq, according to an Iranian-run Arabic-language satellite news station. Al-Alam television posted a report on its Web site Saturday saying the group, called Islamic Companies, claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. The network said the group released a videotaped message saying that it was holding the five men. The Web site report could not immediately be verified. Full Story

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