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Kidnapped French, Iraqi aid workers released after 2 months

The three French citizens and one Iraqi worked for aid group SOS Chretiens d'Orient, which helps persecuted Christians in the region. They all had past experience in crisis zones and were staying at a hotel that regularly hosts international guests when they went missing in January.


Three French nationals and an Iraqi who work for a French non-governmental organisation have been released in Iraq more than two months after they went missing.

The four men all work for SOS Chretiens d’Orient, an NGO which states on its website that it seeks to help Christians in the region. The four disappeared in Baghdad on Jan. 20.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced their liberation Thursday and thanked Iraqi authorities for their cooperation with France to free them. He didn’t provide details.

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Featuring picture shows Jeanne Der Agopian (L), PR officer, and Benjamin Blanchard, directer general of the French charity SOS Chrétiens d’Orient give a press conference in Paris on January 24 concerning three French nationals and one Iraqi who have been missing in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad since January 20, 2020. © Thomas Samson, AFP

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