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Canadian, British aid workers freed in Iraq

The two Canadians and a Briton from the Christian Peacemaker Teams were abducted in Baghdad in November.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2006 16:07 IST
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Three Western peace activists were freed on Thursday in an operation mounted by US-led forces in Iraq, a British embassy spokeswoman said.

The two Canadians and a Briton from the Christian Peacemaker Teams were abducted in Baghdad in November.

The tortured body of their American colleague Tom Fox was found dumped in the city two weeks ago.

"Norman Kember, Harmeet Sooden and Jim Loney were freed early this morning ... In a planned operation mounted by the Multinational Forces in Iraq," embassy spokeswoman Lisa Glover said.

The three were being checked by doctors and were in the care of consular staff. Glover had no comment on their state of health but said they had spoken to diplomats.

She declined to say where in Iraq the operation took place or whether there were any casualties or arrests made.

First Published: Mar 23, 2006 16:07 IST