Officials are working to find several Americans missing in Iraq after local media reported that at least three U.S. citizens have been kidnapped in Baghdad.
The Americans are missing from the Iraqi capital, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad told the Associated Press.
The State Department confirmed it is “working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to locate and recover the individuals” but did not offer additional details. “We are aware of reports that American citizens are missing in Iraq,” State Department spokesman John Kirby told TIME in a statement Sunday. “The safety and security of American citizens overseas is our highest priority.”
The Arab news channel, al-Arabiya, broke the news of the suspected kidnapping by militants in Baghdad, citing its own anonymous sources, according to NBC News.
- What We Know So Far About the Deadly Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
- Beyoncé's Album of the Year Snub Fits Into the Grammys' Long History of Overlooking Black Women
- How the U.S. Shot Down the Alleged Chinese Spy Balloon
- Effective Altruism Has a Toxic Culture of Sexual Harassment and Abuse, Women Say
- Inside Bolsonaro's Surreal New Life as a Florida Man—and MAGA Darling
- 'Return to Office' Plans Spell Trouble for Working Moms
- 8 Ways to Read More Books—and Why You Should
- Why Aren't Movies Sexy Anymore?
- How Logan Paul's Crypto Empire Fell Apart