Iraq: Last Lebanese hostage released
Iraqi kidnappers on Saturday released the last of five Lebanese hostages taken captive in that country, a Foreign Ministry official said.
George Frendo, a construction worker, was the third Lebanese hostage freed by kidnappers this week.
"He is in good health," Butros Asaker, who heads the political department in the Lebanese Foreign Ministry, told The Associated Press.
Frendo was released Saturday afternoon in Baghdad.
Asaker would not say whether a ransom was paid. "The important thing is that he is free," he said.
Meanwhile, another Lebanese hostage, Jamil Deeb, was freed late Thursday. He and Frendo were employees of the Sweidan construction company. It was not clear where the company is based.
Lebanese officials did not say whether a ransom had been paid for Deeb.
On Wednesday, kidnappers released Habib Samour, who was abducted upon his arrival in Baghdad on May 17.
Another Lebanese hostage, Hussein Alyan, was shot dead and his body dumped beside a road. A fifth, Roger Haddad, was released after his family paid a ransom. (Albawaba.com)
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