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Masum directs freeing kidnapped Iraqi journalist

Kidnapped Iraqi Journalist
Iraqi President Fuad Masum directed on Tuesday all security bodies to exert more efforts and take all necessary measures to free the kidnapped Journalist Afrah Shawqi.

In a presidential statement, Masum called on the Iraqi bodies concerned to chase any group involved in the abducting of the reporter and punish all those who are found to be behind any violent acts. 

Afrah Shawqi, a reporter for al-Aalem al-Jadeed online newspaper, was kidnapped by an unknown armed group from her residence in Saydiya, Baghdad earlier in the day.

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