Incident Summary:

07/26/2004: Two Jordanian truck drivers, Fayez Saad al-Udwan and Ahmed Salama Hassan (Mohammad Ahmed Salamaal-Manaya'a), were kidnapped by a group calling itself the Mujahedeen Corps in Iraq, near Baghdad. The group threatened to kill the two men if the drivers’ company called Daoud & Partners, owned by Rami al- Ouweiss, failed to leave Iraq within 72 hours. The two men were released on August 09, 2004.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Baghdad

Location Details:
Reports stated that the two men were seized while driving near Baghdad, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Daoud & Partners
Specific Description Truck Drivers Fayez Saad al-Udwan and Ahmed Salama Hassan (Mohammad Ahmed Salamaal-Manaya'a)
Nationality of Target Jordan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 14
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
In the video made by the Mujahedeen Corps in Iraq, one of the men was holding a sword.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The two Jordanian truck drivers were released on August 09, 2004. Their names were Fayez Saad al-Udwan and Ahmed Salama Hassan (Mohammad Ahmed Salamaal-Manaya'a).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mujahedeen Corps in Iraq (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Rawya Rageh, “Militant group in Iraq kidnaps two Jordanian drivers, demands their company leave Iraq,” The Associated Press, July 26, 2004.
“Five hostages freeing in Iraq – sources,” Xinhua General News Service, August 10, 2004.
Ian Fisher, “Jordanian Company to quit Iraq to save lives of 2 hostages,” The New York Times, July 28, 2004.