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Cypriot hostage in Iraq released
2006-01-02 10:22:08

Nicosia, Jan 2 -- Cypriot national Garabet Jikergian, who was held captive in Baghdad for five months, was released this week, according to an official announcement.

Expressing satisfaction over Mr. Jikergian’s release, who also has Lebanese nationality, the Foreign Ministry in Nicosia also said that he is expected to return home in the next few days.

The Ministry “expresses its satisfaction over the happy ending of the five month captivity of the Cypriot national as well as appreciation to all those who have helped and especially the government of Lebanon”, according to the announcement.

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