Australian soldiers on patrol in the southern Iraq town of Samawa.
Australian soldiers conduct a patrol in an armoured vehicle in the southern Iraq town of Samawa May 11, 2005. A deadline set by an insurgent group holding 63-year-old Australian engineer Douglas Wood has expired and Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said there had been no word about Wood's fate. The insurgent group, the Shura Council of the Mujahideen in Iraq, is demanding Australia withdraw its troops from Iraq. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen RCS/TC