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Kidnapped Journalist Afrah Shawqi released -- Sources

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Journalist Afrah Shawqi, who was kidnapped earlier from her home, was released, sources told the Baghdad Post.

Shawqi is now in her home in Saydiya city in southwest Baghdad, the sources confirmed.

Iraqi journalist Afrah Shawqi, a reporter for al-Aalem al-Jadeed online newspaper, was kidnapped from her home in Baghdad by an unknown armed group.

Seven reporters died in Iraq in 2016, out of a total of 57 who died in in conflict areas across the world, according to a recent report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

Last Modified: Wednesday، 04 January 2017 12:34 AM