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Militant web site to release video of captured U.S. soldiers

An Islamic militant Web site said Monday it would soon release video clips showing the capture of three American soldiers. One of them was found dead and two others remain missing.

The Washington-based SITE Institute said it had obtained the 10 minute, 41 second video that shows the planning stages and kidnapping operation as well as footage from after the attack that was shown on the pan-Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera.

The institute, which monitors militant Web sites, said the video also shows the identification cards of the two of the soldiers.

A prominent Islamic Web site said in a banner headline that it would soon show the video, but it was not yet posted.

The three U.S. soldiers were captured west of Baghdad on May 12 in an ambush later claimed by an insurgent umbrella group, the Islamic State of Iraq, that includes al-Qaida in Iraq.

The body of one of the soldiers was found on May 23 in the Euphrates River and later identified by the U.S. military as Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr., 20, of Torrance, Calif.

The two other soldiers - Spc. Alex R. Jimenez, 25, of Lawrence, Mass., and Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, 19, of Waterford, Mich. - remain missing.

The three are from the 10th Mountain Division based out of Fort Drum, New York.