Iraq’s Japanese hostages freed

by on April 15th, 2004

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Three Japanese hostages were freed in Iraq on Thursday, but the murders of an Iranian diplomat and an Italian captive were chilling proof of the risks foreigners face as rebels battle the U.S.-led occupation.


The three Japanese, apparently well, were handed over to a Sunni organization in Baghdad which has been facilitating hostage releases, then driven to the Japanese embassy.

The two men and a woman were captured last week. Two more Japanese civilians have been reported missing near Baghdad.

Etalkinghead Staff