Terrorist Group Claims it Kidnapped Two U.S. Soldiers
Mujahedeen Shura Council, a terrorist group linked to al Qaeda, claims to have kidnapped two young soldiers missing since Friday.
An al Qaeda-affiliated group on Monday claimed it kidnapped two U.S. soldiers south of Baghdad, although the captives were not named. The group — Mujahedeen Shura Council — made the unverified claim in a statement posted on a Web site. It did not post images or video of the soldiers as it has in the past. The statement said, “the strongest army in the world is turned around, ashamed of their failure [to find the soldiers] and we will give you more information on the incident in the following days.”
On Sunday night, the Army identified two soldiers who went missing after an attack on an area checkpoint Friday as Pfc. Thomas Lowell Tucker, 25, of Madras, Oregon, and Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, 23, of Houston, Texas. A third soldier, Spc. David J. Babineau, 25, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was killed in the attack.
U.S. military officials said they have no confirmation that the group is holding the soldiers and the military is attempting to validate the claim.
I can’t get Rusty Shackleford‘s site to come up at the moment. He’ll likely have much more.
UPDATE: Eric Akawie notes in the comments Jawa Report is under a denial of service attack.