Two Turkish truck drivers were taken hostage in Iraq Monday,
Aug. 16, when the convoy they were traveling in stopped at a restaurant.
The hostages were identified as Mustafa Koksal and Durmus
Kudereli of Tarsus, Turkey, according to The Associated Press.
The two were with a convoy that had just delivered bottled
water to U.S. troops when it stopped at a restaurant outside the northern Iraqi
city of Mosul. Four other drivers managed to escape capture by hiding.
An official for the trucking company for which the pair
worked, said the company had not received any demands or threats from the
kidnappers. The official asked the media to not report the name of the trucking
company for fear of retribution.