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NEWS: U.S. Forces Storm House, Free Egyptians in Iraq

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posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 04:57 PM
U.S. forces in Iraq stormed a house in Baghdad and freed two out of four Egyptian telecommunications engineers that had been kidnapped on Sunday. The remaining two managed to escape on their own. In addition US forces managed to capture one of the kidnappers.
U.S. forces in Iraq (news - web sites) stormed a house in Baghdad on Monday and freed Egyptian telecommunications engineers kidnapped since Sunday, the head of their Egyptian parent company said.
Naguib Sawiris, chairman of Egypt's Orascom Telecom, said U.S. forces raided a villa, possibly in the mainly Sunni al-Aadhamiya district, and freed two of the four Egyptians. The other two managed to escape on their own from a car they had been locked in, he added.

"All four are free," Sawiris told Reuters by telephone from Algeria.

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I wonder if this is a result of good intelligence or if the Iraqi people are helping to fight the insurgents? I hope it is the later, but there is always the possibility the information came from a single informant that has been working with Iraqi and US forces. Either way it is nice to see that they were freed in approximately 24 hours.

[edit on 2/7/2005 by shots]

[edit on 2-7-2005 by Valhall]

posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 05:24 PM
One could be completely cynical and say that the Americans were only tipped off to their whereabouts because it was Middle Easterners that were being held captive.

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