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Freed U.S. Reporter Hopes to Stay in Iraq

U.S. journalist Micah Garen, freed after nine days of being held by kidnappers, said he hoped to stay in Iraq to continue working on a documentary project he’d started about the looting of archaeological sites. “This experience hasn’t made me want to leave at all,” Garen said in an interview with Associated Press Television News in the southern city of Nasiriyah late Sunday, hours after he was freed. The 36-year-old New Yorker was kidnapped Aug. 13 in Nasiriyah along with his Iraqi translator, Amir Doushi. The two were released Sunday after representatives of rebel Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr intervened. Full Story

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