From CNN: Investigators were trying to determine whether the men had been lured to the brothel or the kidnapping was opportunistic, the Iraqi official said.

The men were identified as two Iraqi-Americans and one Egyptian-American.

The missing men work for a security service company called Sallyport, the Iraqi official said. -Read the rest from CNN here.

SOFREP snapshot: Kidnapping in dangerous places usually results in a ransom request, the big x-factor of Iraq, is that sometimes ransom isn’t a motivating factor, it’s online PR they’re after, especially given that the three Americans were caught in a brothel, especially useful for a group like ISIS.

About SALLYPORT Security

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  Sallyport Global Holdings (Sallyport) is a leading provider of global protective and mission support services worldwide. Founded in 2003, Sallyport had worked on 100+ security, life support, base operations and O&M contracts, combining exceptional customer services with a broad range of capabilities to help customer operate more efficiently. Sallyport offers a diverse portfolio of security services and mission support capabilities to balance cost-effectiveness with resourceful, innovative planning to provide the best possible solutions to our clients’ operational challenges. Over a decade, we have worked extensively in the Middle East, Southwest Asia and Africa, leveraging our globally-tested expertise in all aspects of protective and mission support services – from planning, building, operating, maintaining, and repairing facilities, deploying mobile and static security teams, to strategic operational readiness and sustainment. Our resources, assets and personnel are flexible to be rapidly deployed, integrated, and demobilized within a short timeframe almost anywhere in the world.

Sallyport is a fully licensed foreign security company in Iraq.

(Main photo courtesy Sally Port Global)