Iraqi forces free kidnapped British journalistApril 14th, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by admin
Baghdad, April 14 (Xinhua) The Iraqi army has freed the kidnapped British journalist in the city of Basra, a military spokesman said Monday. “I confirm that British journalist Richard Butler has been freed today in the Jubailah area in Basra,” Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Muhammad al-Askari told Xinhua by telephone.
“He is in a good health and is sitting here with me as I am talking to you,” Askari said.
Butler, a British journalist working for CBS News, was abducted Feb 10 along with his Iraqi interpreter from a hotel in central Basra, some 550 km south of Baghdad.
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