Drivers kidnapped by ISIL freed after 23 days in captivity

July 3, 2014 3:02 PM

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Turkish truck drivers abducted last month by an al-Qaeda splinter group in Iraq were freed on Thursday after 23 days in captivity.

The 32 truckers were handed over to Turkey's consul general in Arbil on Thursday afternoon, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said at a news conference in Ankara. A Turkish Airlines (THY) plane was sent to Arbil to bring the drivers to Ankara, he said. The drivers were greeted by Turkish officials in...

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