Hunting party held hostage in Iraq since 2015 freed
Twenty-six hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling royal family, were freed on Friday after being kidnapped and held for 16 months in Iraq, Iraq's interior ministry said on Friday.
The men had been handed over to a Qatari delegation and left for Doha, capital of the wealthy Gulf Arab state, a ministry spokesman said in a statement. It gave no more details.
In Riyadh, the Saudi foreign ministry said two of the group were Saudis, and thanked Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for his efforts to secure their release, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
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