Soldiers Still Missing in Iraq

BAGHDAD-(AP) -- It's been nearly five months since a raid on a 10th Mountain Division Unit in Iraq ended up leaving five soldiers dead and two missing.

The search continues for Specialist Alex Jimenez and Private Byron Fouty, though it's not as intense as in the early days -- when massive groups of soldiers scoured the countryside and questioned people in villages.

Colonel Mike Kershaw tells AP Radio it's now a targeted search, based on intelligence from locals. Kershaw says there is no consensus among the tipsters, with some saying the soldiers are alive and some saying they're dead -- which is also what the group that claims it took the men says.

The colonel says his men remain determined to find their comrades, calling the search the "number one priority" among coalition forces.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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