` US and UK Warn Citizens Maybe at Risk of Kidnapping by Militant Groups ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON/LONDON – May 22 – US and British citizens in the southern Iraqi province of Basra may be at risk of kidnapping by militant groups, the US Embassy and British officials told Reuters

“Militant groups may be keeping US citizens under surveillance for possible kidnapping operations, particularly oil company employees working in Basra province,” the embassy said in a statement late on Wednesday.

“The groups may be focused on US citizens at hotels in the Basra area.” The British Foreign Office said on Thursday the US warning applied equally to its own citizens, particularly oil company employees working in Basra province.

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