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While Iraqi and US sources yesterday confirmed the release of three Americans who were kidnapped in Iraq in January, the deputy of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defence committee Hamid Al-Mutlaq told Asharq Al-Awsat that “known and armed militias that are...
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An Iraqi soldier checks citizens’ documents at a checkpoint in the city of Basra yesterday as part of a security plan to help local authorities establish security in the southern Iraqi city (AFP)
A Gulf source said yesterday that the kidnappers of the Qataris who were seized in the desert of Samawa in the Al-Muthanna province which is located in southern Iraq last month have stipulated a new condition for their release. The source added in a telephone...
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An image grab made available on April 26, 2015 from video footage from a kidnapper’s video broadcast by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation shows freed Swedish nationals Martin Reen (L) and Thomas Olsson, who were held hostage by Syrian jihadists since December 2013. (AFP Photo/Swedish Broadcasting Corporation)
Jerusalem, AP—A top Palestinian intelligence official provided first details on Sunday of the release of two Swedish hostages held in Syria for 17 months, saying the captors drove them to a pre-arranged drop-off point, pushed them out of the car and sped off. The...
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Rebel fighters man a checkpoint close Jabal al-Zawiyaa in Idlib province on January 6, 2014 (AFP PHOTO/MOHAMAD JADAAN)
Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Activists from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday that fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Islamist factions have besieged the headquarters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Raqqa, northeastern Syria. The...
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In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian military solider fires a heavy machine gun during clashes with rebels in Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria (AP Photo/SANA, File)
Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The international community has stepped up efforts to secure the release of the 12 Greek Orthodox nuns who went missing following heavy fighting between rebels and Syrian government forces in Maaloula last week. There are conflicting reports...