Sunday, March 04, 2007

Kidnapped General rescued in raid

Lt. Gen. Thamir Sultan, the Iraqi Defense Ministry adviser who was kidnapped Saturday, right, shakes hands with Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Mousawi, the spokesman of the Baghdad security plan at a welcoming ceremony today.

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A kidnapped Iraqi defense official was freed Sunday after Iraqi security forces stormed a house where he had been held, a government spokesman said.

Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Mousawi, a spokesman for the security crackdown under way in Baghdad, said Iraqi agents were acting on a tip when they raided a house in western Baghdad early Sunday.

Lt. Gen. Thamir Sultan, a Defense Ministry adviser who was abducted in the same area a day earlier, was freed in the raid, al-Mousawi said. All four of his captors were arrested.

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