Islamists freed Turkish diplomats in Iraq

Employees of the Turkish Consulate  taken  hostage in the Iraqi city of Mosul on June 11, were  released  on  June 12, Turkish media reported; 49 consular employees and members of their families were captured by militants of the radical movement Sham Islam, who took control of the city of Mosul.

The hostages were taken to an unknown destination, and then began  talks between the Turkish authorities and the militants.  The agreement to release the hostages was reached on June 12 at noon, and in the evening the hostages should be sent home. Nothing is reported on the terms for the release.-05D-

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