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2 Aid Workers Are Freed After 3 Weeks in Captivity

Two Italian aid workers kidnapped 21 days ago in an audacious daylight raid were freed Tuesday, the prime minister of Italy announced. Two Iraqi aid workers abducted with the women were also freed. The two Italians, Simona Pari and Simona Torretta, both 29, were taken on Sept. 7 by a group of about 20 men carrying AK-47’s and pistols with silencers. They stormed the women’s home and office in central Baghdad. The release ended three weeks of a national ordeal for Italy, where crowds had held street vigils to plead for the lives of the women.Full Story

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