His name is Issa T. Salomi, a sixty year old man from El Cajon, California. He was in Iraq as a civilian contractor. He's been missing since Jan. 23rd. A video of him appeared on the internet today.
The same group announced that it had the body of another American civilian kidnapped and murdered in 2006. His name was Ahmed Qusay al-Taie.
It's a Shia group tied to the Iranian government is holding Salomi. They call themselves the League of Righteousness. They are demanding the release of members of their group from Iraqi prisons in exchange for Salomi's life. They also want Backwater employees to be prosecuted for alleged crimes and for all U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
American Kidnapped in Iraq by Shia Islamists
Via Jawa Report