Sunday, 6 April 2008

Security contractors seized in Iraq may now be held in Iran

Five British hostages who were kidnapped in Iraq last year may be being held in Tehran, the Iranian capital, according to intelligence reports received by the UK Foreign Office. The disclosure, supported by two security sources in London and officials in Iraq, means that any rescue attempt by British special forces would be almost impossible. The contractors, GardaWorld and BearingPoint employees, have been in captivity since 29 May 2007.

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As we quietly noted on our 25 November post, the possibility for them to be held in Iran already lingered heavily in the air. This could explain the apparent reluctance of the UK government to give the issue the public prominence it deserves. Coincidentally, the story was relegated to page 8 of the Sunday Times. No official comment was released by either the employers or the Foreign Office.

If you are American, British, or Canadian, please read our Do not forget the Missing Five post and contribute to keep the issue alive.

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