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(CNN) -- The following is the latest information CNN has on hostages or those missing in Iraq:

Currently believed to be held (9):

  • One Danish citizen missing, presumed detained, according to a statement from Royal Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs released Friday, April 16.
  • Three Italians. There were originally four, but April 14 one was confirmed to have been executed. The men were believed to have been abducted April 12. Italian government says they work for private companies, captors claim they are intelligence officers and list several demands to be met for their release.
  • Thomas Hamill of Macon, Miss., an American contractor with Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root. Believed abducted April 9 near Baghdad. Deadline to meet demands from hijackers has come and gone.
  • The Tokyo government says it is investigating reports that two more Japanese have been kidnapped; 3 others have been released.
  • Two Arabs (from Canada and Jerusalem) abducted late April 7 or early April 8. The captors, in a videotape that included images of the two men, demanded the release of Sunni and Shiite sheikhs who are prisoners.
  • Missing/ status unknown (13):

  • Two U.S. soldiers and 6 civilian contractors of the Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root are "unaccounted for" after an attack on a fuel convoy April 9. Those six KBR employees are in addition to Hamill; their names have not been released.
  • Four bodies were found west of Baghdad April 13. They have NOT been identified. However, Halliburton and the State Department have contacted the families of the missing contractors about the discovery of the bodies.
  • Two Germans; attacked April 7 while driving from Jordan to Baghdad; presumed dead.
  • Three Czech journalists have been reported missing; two of them missing since April 11, one since April 12.
  • Released (29 to 38):

  • Three Japanese abducted April 8 were released April 15; they were a journalist, an aid worker and a health researcher.
  • Two French journalists working for Capa Television. They were separated April 11 when taping an engagement between U.S. troops and insurgents and were abducted by two different groups.
  • Eight employees of Russian power consortium in Iraq; the five Ukrainian nationals and three Russians were released April 13. Another employee was taken in initial abduction April 12 but released soon afterward.
  • Seven Chinese hostages kidnapped April 11 in central Iraq while traveling from Jordan to Baghdad.
  • One Chinese national, whose detention in Iraq had not been reported, was released, Sunni clerics who are mediating with hostage-takers announced Friday, April 16.
  • One British citizen, Gary Teeley; released April 11.
  • Seven South Korean missionaries kidnapped April 8 were released hours after their abduction.
  • Eight civilians from Pakistan, the Philippines, India and Turkey; video of their release was shown April 11 on Al-Jazeera; however, no government agencies have confirmed that the civilians were taken hostage.
  • Killed (1)

  • Italian Fabrizio Quattrocchi, who was working in Iraq as a private security guard; killed April 14.

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