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Islamic State frees 49 hostages to Turkey
Islamic State frees 49 hostages to Turkey

Hostages who had been held by the Islamic State in Iraq for more than three months were released Saturday morning and brought to Turkey, said Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The 49 hostages, 46 of whom were Turkish, three of whom were other nationalities, included diplomats, consular officials and their families. They were captured in Mosul by the Al Qaeda breakaway group in June, when the militants seized control of the northern Iraqi city. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said all 49 hostages were Turkish. Forty-six of them are Turkish; three are other nationalities. ------------ “They came to Turkey at 5 a.m. in the morning. We followed the...

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