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Egyptian Held Hostage by Insurgents Freed

An Egyptian truck driver held captive for two weeks by insurgents in Iraq was freed Monday, just hours after the Philippines withdrew the last of its 51 peacekeepers in a bid to save the life of a Filipino man held by a different group. Insurgents have kidnapped several foreigners working in Iraq in an effort to force out coalition forces and the foreign workers helping them. Alsayeid Mohammed Alsayeid Algarabawi, whose capture was first reported July 6 in a video showing him surrounded by masked gunmen, was brought to the Egyptian Embassy in Baghdad on Monday evening. He appeared healthy. Full Story

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