US soldier's body reported found

Body found floating in Euphrates 11 days after three soldiers went missing in Iraq.

    Thousands of US soldiers have been searching for three missing comrades south of Baghdad [AFP]
    Your Views

    "Let the people of Iraq vote if they want the US to stay or leave"

    Bob Kaye, Bohemia, US

    Send us your views

    "We have received the body and we will work diligently to determine if he is one of our missing soldiers, but we have not made any identification yet."

    A police officer in Mussayab, 60km south of Baghdad, who declined to be named, told the Reuters news agency that the body had been found after a tip-off from residents.

    Iraqi police estimated that the body had been floating in the river for at least two days.

    The so-called Islamic State in Iraq, a umbrella group thought to include al-Qaeda in Iraq, has claimed it abducted the three US soldiers but has not provided any proof.

    General David Petraeus, the commander of US forces in Iraq, said last Friday that he believed at least two of the three missing soldiers were still alive.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.