A Shi’ite militant group in
has posted an Internet video showing an American it says it abducted and who
appears to be a contractor reported missing by the military.
The US Department of Defense said Friday that American contractor Issa T.
Salomi, 60, went missing Jan. 23 in
and that search and recovery efforts were under way, but it released no other details.
The military in on Saturday
confirmed Salomi is missing but would not provide additional information.
In the video, the man — who did not identify himself — says his abductors
from the League of the Righteous are demanding the release of militants and the
prosecution of Blackwater security contractors accused of killing 17 Iraqis in
2007 in .