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(Reuters) - Turkey is investigating reports that 28 Turkish truck drivers ferrying diesel to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been abducted by militants from an al Qaeda splinter group, a senior Turkish official told Reuters said on Tuesday.

Insurgents overran the headquarters of the provincial government in Mosul late on Monday, making further gains in a fourth day of fighting in the country's second-largest city. [ID:nL5N0OQ4D3]

Turkish media reports said the drivers were taken hostage by militants from the Sunni Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) while carrying diesel from Turkey's southern port of Iskenderun to a power plant in Mosul.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/us-turkey-iraq-kidnapping-idUSKBN0EL0QL20140610



Brave fools. Praying that they have been merely beaten and dumped by the road side. Fuel is a massive target there.
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