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Ten Turks freed by Iraq militants

Ten former Turkish hostages have arrived in Baghdad after being released by an Islamist group in Iraq. “They are in good health, they were not treated badly, they’re very happy to be released,” said the chairman of their employer, the Vinsan construction firm. On Sunday it was reported that the Salafist Abu Bakr al-Seddiq Group had agreed to release the 10 on condition that their firm left Iraq. But on Tuesday the firm said it would now continue its work. Chairman of the board Ali Haydar Veziroglu said the company’s announcement in September that it was halting operations in Iraq was no longer valid, now that its staff had been released. Full Story

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