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B. 2016-05-07 Syria conflict: Kidnapped Spanish journalists freed Northern Syria
C. 2015-12-11 Gaddafi's son Hannibal freed after kidnap in Lebanon Baalbek, Lebanon
D. 2015-10-22 Kurdish hostages freed but US soldier killed Hawija, Kirkuk, Northern Iraq
E. 2015-03-01 IS frees 19 abducted Christians Shaddadeh, Northern Syria
F. 2015-01-17 IS release 350 Yazidis in Iraq Kirkuk, Northern Iraq
G. 2015-01-15 Syria conflict: Italian aid worker hostages freed Northern Syria
2014-09-19 Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released Mosul

  Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram  Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerians kidnapped last week by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram Syria conflict: French journalists freed Spanish journalists freed in Syria. Northern Syria Nuns freed by rebels arrive in Damascus Egyptian diplomats kidnapped in Libya freed Lebanese ex-hostages home from Syria. Beirut   Lebanese hostages in Syria 'freed'
Syria conflict: Kidnapped Spanish journalists freed. Northern Syria   Gaddafi's son Hannibal freed after kidnap in Lebanon   Late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal has been freed after being briefly kidnapped by an armed group in Lebanon   Kurdish hostages freed but US soldier killed   Northern Iraq: A US-Iraqi military operation has freed 70 Kurdish hostages held by Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, but one US soldier was killed, US media reports... French hostage Isabelle Prime is released in Yemen IS frees 19 abducted Christians. Northern Syria   IS release 350 Yazidis in Iraq   Northern Iraq: The Islamic State (IS) militant group has freed around 350 members of the Yazidi religious community in northern Iraq Syria conflict: Italian aid worker hostages freed. Northern Syria Briton held hostage in Libya freed   British teacher David Bolam has been released after being held hostage by militants in Libya since May   Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released


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year 2015 Top ^

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year 2014 Top ^

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  Mosul: Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) in the north Iraqi city of Mosul in June are now back in Turkey, PM Ahmet Davutoglu says
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year 2013 Top ^

Oct.19
Oct.18
  Nine Lebanese Shia pilgrims held hostage in Syria have been freed, Lebanon's interior minster has said

Oct.10
  Ali Zidan has been freed after armed kidnappers abducted him earlier from a hotel in apparent retaliation for a U.S. special forces' raid
Sep.8 Libya ex-spy chief's daughter freed May.21 Sinai security hostages 'freed'

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.23 Somali troops 'free' 22 hostages held by pirates
. Somalia Dec.18 NBC crew freed from kidnappers in Syria May.31  Kidnappers free U.S. tourists in Egypt Jan.25 Navy SEALs rescue aid workers   Somalia: U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia in a pair of helicopters in a daring overnight raid to rescue two kidnapped aid workers an American and a Dane

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.3  Aid workers released Mar.13 Abducted aid workers reportedly freed  Darfur: 4 medical workers from the humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres have been released in Darfur Jan.10 Saudi tanker crew 'safe and well'
. Somalia

year 2008 Top ^

Sep.29 Kidnapped European tourists freed
  Egypt: 11 tourists and their Egyptian guides, who were kidnapped 10 days ago in southern Egypt were released unharmed


year 2007 Top ^

Oct.23 U.N. food chief released. Somalia Jul.3 BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed
  Gaza: Johnston, kidnapped March 12 by a group calling itself the Army of Islam, was wearing blue jeans and looking gaunt
 TV pictures showed Johnston, 45, leaving a building and entering a car, accompanied by armed men. Calls were made for his release in rallies worldwide


year 2006 Top ^

Nov.14 Most hostages freed after kidnapping   Baghdad: Iraqi Interior Ministry official: Most of those kidnapped from a research institute have been freed Aug.27 Kidnapped Fox journalists released  Gaza: Reporter Steve Centanni and photographer Olaf Wiig are in good health as they embraced family and co-workers Mar.30 Journalist Carroll freed  Iraq: American hostage, a freelance journalist released after 3 months in captivity, said she was 'treated very wel' Jan.1   Italian hostages freed in Gaza, Yemen  A man who was abducted in the Gaza town of Khan Yunis has been released

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Dec.30 British hostages freed, say Palestinians  Gaza: Kate Burton, a 25-year-old worker for the Palestinian rights group, and her visiting parents Jun.15 Jubilant ex-hostage tells of rescue
  Iraq: Australian Douglas Wood, held in captivity for more than a month and a half appeared from his hospital room Jun.12 French journalist freed. Iraq May.22 Romanian journalists freed  Iraq: 3 Romanian journalists and their Iraqi-American translator were freed after 2 months in captivity Jan.22 8 Chinese hostages freed. Iraq

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.20 Polish woman hostage released
. Poland Sep.28   Italians freed, Frenchmen to be released  Iraq: 2 women kidnapped 3 weeks ago have been released and 2 journalists are set to be freed in 48 hours Sep.27   Kidnapped Iranian diplomat freed
  Iraq: Fereidoun Jahani, who was kidnapped in Iraq in early August, arrived at the Iranian embassy in Baghdad Sep.15 Turkish hostage freed. Iraq Aug.22 Kidnappers free journalist Micah Garen. Iraq Aug.4 Jordanian hostages freed. Sunni Triangle Jul.26 Egyptian diplomat released. Iraq Jun.29 3 Turkish hostages freed. Iraq Jun.8   Kidnapped Italians, Pole freed
  Iraq: 3 Italians held hostage in Iraq for 2 months and a Polish citizen have been freed as a result of a military operation Apr.12 Chinese hostages released. Iraq Apr.11 British hostage freed. Iraq

year 2003 Top ^

May.19 Raid frees last Sahara tourists
. Algeria May.14 17 Sahara tourist hostages freed  Algeria: Commandos freed 10 Austrians, 6 Germans and a Swede kidnapped by a terrorist group linked to al Qaeda

year 2002 Top ^

Aug.20 Hostage crisis over
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