Iraqi security forces deploy in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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Search operations were underway Monday for three Americans kidnapped from a "suspicious apartment" in Baghdad, in a rare abduction of Western nationals in the Iraqi capital.Daesh (ISIS), which overran large areas in 2014, has abducted thousands of people in Iraq, while Shiite paramilitary forces opposed to the militants have also carried out kidnappings.Both American forces and Shiite paramilitaries are battling Daesh, but relations between the two sides have been tense, especially due to fighting between them in the years after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.The kidnapping of the Qataris came a little over three months after gunmen seized 18 Turks in Baghdad.
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