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French Hostage Freed by Captors in Iraq

A French engineer taken hostage in Iraq last month was pushed out of a car near a checkpoint in a Baghdad suburb, apparently freed by nervous captors who then fled, Iraqi police said Sunday. Bernard Planche was found Saturday night near the checkpoint in Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib suburb, said Maj. Falah al-Mohammadawi. France’s presidential Elysee Palace said Planche would be received by its embassy in Baghdad and return to his home country. Full Story

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