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Qatari hostages held in Iraq since 2015 freed - Al Jazeera TV

- Reuters

Apr 21, 2017-

Qatari citizens held hostage in Iraq by unidentified gunmen since 2015 have been freed and handed over to the Iraqi interior ministry, Qatar-based al-Jazeera reported on Friday.

The satellite channel gave no further details on the release of the hostages, who were seized by gunmen in December 2015 while on a hunting trip near the border with Saudi Arabia.

An Iraqi security official later said Iraq would hand over the 26 hostages to Qatar's ambassador to Baghdad.

Published: 21-04-2017 18:20

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