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Iraq: Royal family among Qatari hunters released 16 months after kidnapping01:00

Iraq: Royal family among Qatari hunters released 16 months after kidnapping

Iraq, Baghdad
April 21, 2017 at 19:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

Some 26 Qatari hunters - including members of the country’s ruling family - who were kidnapped in December 2015 in southern Iraq were released and handed to an envoy from Doha, in Baghdad on Friday.

The group was taken captive while on a licensed trip, hunting the Asian houbara bustard near the border of Saudi Arabia. Allegedly, gunmen infiltrated their camp in four-by-four vehicles at daybreak.

Mandatory Credit: Iraqi Ministry of Internal Affairs

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Some 26 Qatari hunters - including members of the country’s ruling family - who were kidnapped in December 2015 in southern Iraq were released and handed to an envoy from Doha, in Baghdad on Friday.

The group was taken captive while on a licensed trip, hunting the Asian houbara bustard near the border of Saudi Arabia. Allegedly, gunmen infiltrated their camp in four-by-four vehicles at daybreak.

Mandatory Credit: Iraqi Ministry of Internal Affairs

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