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Canadian held in Iraq is set free

A Canadian kidnapped last week in Iraq has been freed, Canada’s foreign ministry said. Naji al-Kuwaiti, working as an importer-exporter in Iraq, was released on Tuesday after being held by unidentified kidnappers, the official said in Ottawa. “He was freed yesterday and the Canadian foreign ministry helped him leave Iraq early today,” said ministry spokeswoman Marie-Christine Lilkoff. Al-Kuwaiti was the third Canadian taken hostage in Iraq. The first, Fadi Fadel, was freed April 16 after spending nine days as the captive of Shiite militias and an intense diplomatic effort to win his release. Full Story

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