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French journalist freed  Florence Aubenas, 44, and her Iraqi interpreter have been freed after 5 months of captivity Romanian journalists freed  3 Romanian journalists and their Iraqi-American translator were freed after 2 months in captivity 8 Chinese hostages freed  'Islamic Resistance Movement' announced the releases Saturday in a videotape French journalists freed Polish woman hostage released   Poland: 54-year-old Teresa Borcz Khalifa is making a surprise appearance at a press conference alongside the prime minister   Italians freed, Frenchmen to be released
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1. 2015-10-22 Kurdish hostages freed but US soldier killed Hawija, Kirkuk, Northern Iraq
C. 2015-01-17 IS release 350 Yazidis in Iraq Kirkuk, Northern Iraq
2014-09-19 Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released Mosul
4. 2007-05-27 U.S. frees 42 al Qaeda kidnap victims Diyala, Iraq
F. 2007-04-03 Kidnapped Iranian diplomat released Baghdad
G. 2006-11-14 Most hostages freed after kidnapping Baghdad
H. 2006-08-26 Kidnapped lawmaker released Iraq
I. 2006-03-30 Journalist Carroll freed Iraq
J. 2006-03-07 Video of three hostages aired Iraq

U.S. frees 42 al Qaeda kidnap victims   U.S. forces have freed Iraqi citizens who were held for as long as 4 months and possibly tortured Kidnapped Iranian diplomat released  Baghdad: Jalal Sharafi, deputy secretary of the Iranian Embassy, seized by gunmen in Baghdad two months ago, was released Most hostages freed after kidnapping  Baghdad: Iraqi Interior Ministry official: Most of those kidnapped from a research institute have been freed Kidnapped lawmaker released Journalist Carroll freed  American hostage, a freelance journalist released after 3 months in captivity, said she was 'treated very wel' Video of three hostages aired Hostage freed after 7 months Jubilant ex-hostage tells of rescue
  Kurdish hostages freed but US soldier killed Map of Hawija Kirkuk Iraq  Northern Iraq: A US-Iraqi military operation has freed 70 Kurdish hostages held by Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, but one US soldier was killed, US media reports say   IS release 350 Yazidis in Iraq Map of Kirkuk Iraq  Northern Iraq: The Islamic State (IS) militant group has freed around 350 members of the Yazidi religious community in northern Iraq   Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released

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  Mosul: Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) in the north Iraqi city of Mosul in June are now back in Turkey, PM Ahmet Davutoglu says

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  Australian Douglas Wood, held in captivity for more than a month and a half appeared from his hospital room


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  2 women kidnapped 3 weeks ago have been released and 2 journalists are set to be freed in 48 hours
Sep.27   Kidnapped Iranian diplomat freed
  Fereidoun Jahani, who was kidnapped in Iraq in early August, arrived at the Iranian embassy in Baghdad
Sep.15   Turkish hostage freed  Ayatullah Gezmen, 43, kidnapped in Iraq and held for 50 days was freed by his captors. Bodies of 3 beheaded were discovered Sep.1 Employer: 7 hostages released Aug.22 Kidnappers free journalist Micah Garen  French-American was released in Nasiriya along with his Iraqi translator after being kidnapped more than a week ago Aug.4 Jordanian hostages freed   Sunni Triangle: 4 workers taken hostage for 5 days in Iraq arrived in Jordan after successful negotiations between tribal chiefs in Falluja Jul.26   Egyptian diplomat released  Captors released Momdoh Kotb after declining a large ransom and citing his polite and spiritual personality Jun.29 3 Turkish hostages freed  3 Turkish citizens held hostage have been freed by militants who had earlier threatened to behead them Jun.8 Kidnapped Italians, Pole freed
  3 Italians held hostage in Iraq for 2 months and a Polish citizen have been freed as a result of a military operation
Apr.12 Chinese hostages released  An antikidnapping fatwa issued by Muslim clerics failed to prevent 11 Russian civilians from being abducted Apr.11 British hostage freed  Gary Teeley has been released, but there was no word on other civilians, including an American and Japanese

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Aug.20 Hostage crisis over  Berlin: The occupation of the Iraqi embassy has ended peacefully after police freed hostages held by Iraqi dissidents

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