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Iraqi Christian released by kidnappers after ransom paid

Catholic World News - 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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