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just how many foreigners are being held hostage in Iraq? By NEWSWEEK's calculations, at least 45 people, including 14 Americans, are missing. Victims' relatives often don't publicize disappearances for fear of jeopardizing negotiations. The ones we do hear about are marked by a video made up of implausible demands and bloodthirsty threats. Images released March 7 showed three of the four Christian Peacekeeper Team members kidnapped by insurgents last fall--two Canadians and a Brit. The fourth, American Tom Fox, was not shown. Three days later, Fox's body was found outside Baghdad, his throat savagely slit and with a gunshot wound to the head. There has been no word on the fate of the others.

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