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Officials: 3 Americans Abducted In Baghdad Have Been Freed

February 16, 2016

The month-long abduction for 3 Americans living in Iraq is now over, according to an Iraqi official speaking on a condition of anonymity.


In January, Iraqi officials were befuddled as 3 Americans were abducted from the south Baghdad neighborhood of Dora. However, this is where the story seems to get a bit muddled.

According to officials they were abducted from a “suspicious” apartment, believed to be their interpreter’s. No reports have surfaced as to why these Americans were in Iraq to begin with.

However, shortly after the abduction a local police officer said they were abducted from their car in Dora while on their way to the airport. It appears U.S. and Iraqi officials operated under the assumption of the first case.

Either way, Tuesday Iraqi officials said that the hostages were returned to the U.S. Embassy in Iraq and were in good health. It is suspected that one of two powerful Shiite militias operating in the area were behind the abduction.

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