On June 19, two bodies were turned over to British authorities in Iraq. The bodies are now believed to be two of the five men from the UK held hostage since 2007. For the most part, the Missing Man is specific to American hostages. Today, I'm making an exception. My sincere condolences to the men's families and friends. What an awful way for a child to remember Father's Day.
U.K. Identifies Iraq Bodies; Brown Offers CondolencesThe BBC has much more coverage - see the right hand side bar.
By Robert Hutton, Bloomberg, June 21, 2009
The Foreign Office in London said the bodies were “highly likely” to be those of Jason Creswell and Jason Swindlehurst, two security guards who were among five British civilian contractors taken hostage in Baghdad more than two years ago.
Creswell, from Glasgow in Scotland, and Swindlehurst, from northwest England, were kidnapped by armed militants at the Ministry of Finance in the Iraqi capital in May 2007. They were taken along with two colleagues and the man they were guarding, IT consultant Peter Moore, an employee of U.S. management consultants BearingPoint Inc.
Pressure over kidnapped Britons
BBC, June 22, 2009