Polish Hostage Safe

Polish hostage freed (CBC)

Teresa Borcz Khalifa is “safe and sound,” Prime Minister Marek Belka told reporters in Warsaw Saturday.

”Officials of different services took part in her release in co- operation with institutions from many countries,” Marek said.

Khalifa has lived in Iraq for 30 years, is married to an Iraqi and holds both Polish and Iraqi citizenship. She was kidnapped on Oct. 27 in Baghdad by a group that demanded Poland withdraw its troops from Iraq. Al-Jazeera television aired two videos showing Khalifa in captivity.

Good news.

FILED UNDER: Iraq War, Terrorism
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  1. Sortapundit says:

    Polish Hostage Returned Safely
    Looks like my suspicion that the body found in Fallujah was unfounded, making it more likely that it was actually the body of Margaret Hassan.

    Well, it’s nice to get some good news for once.

  2. Tig says:

    ~in my best Mr. Magoo impression~ Oh, I was seekin’ the Polish Sausage Sale. I need to get a new set of glasses.

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  6. Kathleen says:

    I was so hoping for this news. I was also hoping that the body found was not Margaret, that it was some other poor soul. I thought this because of the black hood, orange jumpsuit, face being disfigured and the limbs missing–and still no DNA confirmation. So it is still my hope that Margaret was not murdered as reported.