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N.C. resident in video of Iraq hostage. Apparently a Charlotte-area man was kidnapped, but no one knows when it happened. (The Charlotte Observer/AP, via Durham Herald-Sun).

The balding, middle-aged man, who carried a U.S. passport and an identification card in the name of Dean Sadek, was shown Thursday sitting in front of a green wall. Al-Jazeera did not air any audio but quoted Sadek as saying all businesses should stop cooperating with U.S. authorities.

Sadek formerly worked for SkyLink USA, the Observer reported. SkyLink provides air and logistical support on a contract basis in Iraq, company spokesman Nick Franzen told the newspaper. Sadek had worked for the company about a year, he said, but by mutual agreement he left his position with them in Iraq in June.

…It was unclear when Sadek was kidnapped. Last week, the Interior Ministry said a Lebanese-American was seized by armed men from his home in the city’s Mansour district but gave the name as Radim Sadeq.

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