Monday, October 03, 2005

All Marines Accounted For, Al Qaeda Kidnapping Claim False

CENTCOM announced today that all US Marines serving in Iraq and Operation Iron Fist are accounted for, thus al Qaeda claims to have taken two Marines hostage are false:
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Al Qaeda in Iraq claims that two U.S. Marines were kidnapped in western Iraq Oct. 2 are patently false.

All Marines and service members attached to Multi-National Force-West are accounted for.

This latest claim by the terror organization continues a pattern of deceit. This hoax demonstrates the organization’s willingness and desire to use the media to propagate their lies.