March 23, 2006
Troops free three Western hostages in Iraq
Once again coalition soldiers risk their lives to rescue those who would spit on them.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. and British troops Thursday freed three Christian peace activists in rural Iraq without firing a shot, ending a four-month hostage drama in which an American among the group was shot to death and dumped on a Baghdad street.
Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, the U.S. military spokesman, said the hostages were being held by a â€śkidnapping cell,â€ť and the operation to free the captives was based on information from a man captured by U.S. forces only three hours earlier.
Read rest and a statement by Christian Peacemaker Teams, it's unbelievable.
Updates posted here: Western Hostages Rescued by Coalition Forces