Iraqi Troops Deploy in Area US Nationals Reported Missing
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iraqi security forces set up checkpoints on Monday in the Dora neighborhood southeast of Baghdad, where media reports said three US nationals were kidnapped on Friday, witnesses said.
Two Iraqi army helicopters were also seen hovering over the district while police SUVs were patrolling the streets, Reuters reported.
An Iraqi government intelligence official on Monday confirmed that the missing Americans were kidnapped from their interpreter's home in Baghdad.
The US State Department said on Sunday it was working with Iraqi authorities to locate Americans reported missing, without confirming that they had been kidnapped.
The three US nationals were reportedly kidnapped in Dora on Friday. The Americans were "contractors or trainers" employed by US companies at the Baghdad airport.