Sunday, March 12, 2006

Kidnapped and Missing in Iraq

Newsweek has released an article on those believed to be missing or kidnapped in Iraq. There is a very brief mention of Kirk von Ackermann. This is the first such mention of von Ackermann in the main stream media, that I am aware of, in over a year.

The Missing
by Rod Nordland, Newsweek, March 11, 2006

Just how many foreigners are being held hostage in Iraq? The numbers are higher than most people realize—partly because victims’ relatives and employees don’t publicize disappearances for fear of jeopardizing negotiations for their release. Newsweek’s calculations, however, show that at least 45 kidnapped foreigners, including 14 Americans, are still missing inside the country.


Kirk von Ackerman [sic], a military contractor, disappeared Oct. 9, 2003, from the Tikrit area, although whether he was actually kidnapped is unclear; the U.S. military has been investigating his disappearance, as well as the murder of a colleague of his shortly later.

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