26 kidnapped Qatarezen free

26 kidnapped Qatarezen free

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Hunters from Qatar, which in december 2015 in Iraq were kidnapped, were released. The kidnappers have the 26 Qatarezen transferred to the Iraqi ministry of the Interior.

The Qatarezen, including members of the royal family, were on falconry in the vicinity of the border with Saudi Arabia when they were kidnapped. The approximately one hundred enemies would be in a convoy of several dozen pick-uptrucks by the desert area are drawn.

The Iraqi authorities have not said why the 26 Qatarezen are released. Also, it is not disclosed who is behind the kidnapping was.

The release of the Qatarezen comes a few days after in Syria, an agreement was announced about the evacuation of four besieged cities. According to that agreement, nationals and pro-government troops leave the cities of al-Foua and Kefraya, in the province of Idlib.

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Those places were under siege by insurgents against president Bashar al-Assad. In their turn, were rebels, and their family permission to leave from the cities of Zabadani and Madaya. Which cities are this week in the hands of the Assad regime cases.

The British newspaper The Guardian reported that Qatar has a mediating role played in the negotiations about the evacuation of the four cities. Qatar would be rewarded with the release of 26 falconers.

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