Al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq posts video of IDS of two missing US soldiers
A voice over claimed the captured US soldiers were dead. There is no other indication on the 10-minute video of the condition or the two men, Spc, Alex R. Jimenez, 25, and Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, 19. The message in Arabic above the photos says: Bush is the reason for the loss of your prisoners.”
Three US soldiers went missing after their observation post south of Baghdad was ambushed on May 12. Four American soldiers and an Iraqi died in the attack. The body of the third abducted soldier, Pfc. Joseph J. Anzack, was pulled out of the Euphrates on May 23.
The video also includes a masked man at a diagram board and images of what appear to be the missing soldiers’ personal effects, including credit cards, a cross, $50 US bills and Iraq currency.
Thousands of troops are still scouring the area south of Baghdad where the ambush took place.