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Two Kidnapped Truckers Released in Iraq

Two truck drivers — a Turk and an Egyptian — were released and handed over to an Iraqi journalist Thursday, weeks after being kidnapped near the restive city of Fallujah. Truck drivers Bulent Yanik of Turkey and Victor Tawfiq Gerges of Egypt were taken hostage while hauling supplies from Kuwait to Iraq for the U.S.-run coalition. The two were released and handed over to the head of a Turkish news agency in Baghdad on Thursday near Fallujah, 40 miles west of the capital, Baghdad. The journalist, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he handed the drivers over to Turkish diplomats in Baghdad. Full Story

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