Al-Qaida-front group: Captive US soldiers dead

An al-Qaida-umbrella group claimed its militants killed three American soldiers after capturing them last month in Iraq, according to a new video released Monday. "The Americans sent 4,000 soldiers looking for them and ... fearing that this will have bad repercussions, the state of Islam decided to and announced their killing making it a bitter result for the enemies of God because they were alive and then dead," said an unidentified voice on the video, which was made available to The Associated Press by the Washington-based SITE Institute.