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Iraqi Christian released by kidnappers after ransom paid

February 17, 2011

An Iraqi Christian who had been kidnapped on February 13 was released three days later after his family paid an undisclosed ransom.

Iyad Salman Dawoud Askar, a married man with two children, was seized by gunmen from his home. Two years earlier his brother, Sabah Daud Askar, had been killed in an attempted kidnapping.


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