Video, released Monday, shows the identification cards of Army Pvt. Byron Fouty of Waterford Township and Spc. Alex Jimenez of Lawrence, Massachusetts. The Al-Qaida linked militants claim the jerky, night battle footage is proof they ambushed and killed members of a combat group in early May. No soldiers were shown in the video.
Fouty's Stepfather Gordon Dibler said Monday," I have not seen the whole video. I have been informed, since Saturday, continually of its contents. Last night, my daughter and I sat with dinner and talked over what the video contained. We both feel that it's hopeful. We're praying it is."
Initially, three men were missing. Five, including an Iraqi, were killed. Vermontville soldier Pvt. Daniel Corneya was one of the. Of the three missing, the body of Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr. was found almost two weeks ago floating in Iraq's Euphrates River.
The U.S. military condemned the video and said the search for the missing soldiers will continue.