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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 02:34 pm
Three members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams kidnapped in Iraq four months ago—their colleague Tom Fox was recently murdered—have been rescued by US and British troops:
Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, the U.S. military spokesman, said the hostages were being held by a “kidnapping cell” in a house in western Baghdad, and the operation to free the captives was based on information from a man captured by U.S. forces only three hours earlier.
“They were bound, they were together, there were no kidnappers in the areas,” Lynch told a news briefing …
British officials in Baghdad said those freed were Canadians James Loney, 41, and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32, and Briton Norman Kember, 74. The men – members of the Chicago-based Christian Peacemaker Teams – were kidnapped Nov. 26 along with their American colleague, Tom Fox.
Immediate reaction of CPT boss Doug Pritchard? Blame the rescuers:
“We believe the illegal occupation of Iraq by multinational forces is the root cause of the insecurity which led to this kidnapping and so much pain and suffering in Iraq today. The occupation must end,” the co-chairman of CPT Doug Pritchard told a news conference in Toronto.
Much more on this at Stop The ACLU.
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