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Is ISIS The Only Group With American Hostages?

ISIS recently shocked the world with viral executions of American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff. Their deaths draw attention to the unsettling question: how many US hostages are still out there?

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Americans Kidnapped Abroad: The Forgotten Hostage Crisis
http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/americans-kidnapped-abroad-the-forgotten-hostage-crisis-20140815#ixzz3CHi8Hlci
“Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the 28-year-old infantryman from Idaho taken hostage by the Taliban in 2009, may finally be home and back on active duty in San Antonio.”

Hostages Currently Held Interactive Map
http://intelcenter.com/maps/current-hostages-map.html
“A bombing begins and ends in mere moments.”

American Hostages Still Held in Afghanistan and More then Five Other Countries
http://intelcenter.com/reports/us-hostages/index.html
“Following the 31 May 2014 release of five Taliban members by the US to obtain the release of American hostage Bowe Bergdahl, at least eight other Americans are still being held hostage including a pregnant woman who was kidnapped in Afghanistan nearly 2 years ago.”

Americans Locked Up Abroad: Who They Are, What They Did
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/06/americans-locked-up-abroad-who-they-are-what-they-did.html
“On the fourth anniversary of his imprisonment in Cuba, American Alan Gross wrote a desperate letter to President Obama.”

Kidnapping Westerners is big business
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/08/20/james-foley-islamic-state-kidnapping/14350483/
“The kidnapping of Western journalists, tourists and aid workers has become a multimillion-dollar business…”

FBI Report: Seeking Missing Retired FBI Agent Robert Levinson
http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/march/reward-for-missing-retired-fbi-agent-robert-levinson
“$1 Million Reward for Information Leading to Safe Location and Return”

Saeed Abedini: An American Pastor in an Iranian Prison
http://beheardproject.com/saeed
“Join us as we petition the international community to demand the release of this innocent man.”

InterPol Profile: Warren Weinstein
http://www.interpol.int/notice/search/missing/2012-290073
“INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries.”

A Plea From the Family of Amir Hekmati: Free Amir
http://freeamir.org/
“Amir is an Iranian-American detained in Iran…Falsely accused of being a spy, he was detained in August of 2011, held in solitary confinement for months and hidden by the walls of Iran’s Evin prison.”

FBI Kidnapping Report: Austin Bennett Tice
http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/austin-bennett-tice/view
“Austin Bennett Tice was kidnapped in Damascus, Syria on August 13, 2012. Austin was a freelance journalist and photographer for a variety of news organizations including CBS, The Washington Post, and The McClatchy Company. ”

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