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Body found; Iraqi official says it may be missing American soldier

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BAGHDAD - The US military has taken custody of a body found in a river south of Baghdad today but has not determined if it is that of a missing American soldier.

Major General William Caldwell, the chief US spokesman, confirmed at a news conference today that Iraqi officials recovered the body of a man they think may be one of the three missing U-S soldiers. But he says the body has not been positively identified.

Thousands of U-S and Iraqi troops have been searching for the three Americans since they were ambushed a week and a half ago in a town south of Baghdad. Four other U-S soldiers and their interpreter were killed. General Caldwell says it the body is one of the missing Americans, his family will of course be notified before there's any public announcement.

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