Sunday, June 12, 2005

Iraq - French journalist freed

A French journalist, working for Liberation, has been freed today and returned to France. Florence Aubenance was welcomed home by President Chirac and her family on her arrival in Paris. Her Iraqi guide, Hussein Hanoun Al-Sadi, was also released to a warm welcome in Baghdad. They have been held captive since January 5th.
British authorities have said they are holding a number of suspects in connection to the killing of British soldiers in the south of the country. And Iraqi police have discovered about 20 bodies, bound, gagged and shot. They were buried in a shallow grave in Nahrawan, east of Baghdad.
[19:48 GMT 12/06/2005]

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