Monday, April 14, 2008

British Photographer Rescued by Iraqi Troops

Excellent news out of Iraq, from the Telegraph:
Richard Butler, a freelance photographer, was abducted from a hotel in Basra on Feb 10 while working on assignment for CBS, the American television network.

Butler was found with a sack over his head
Gunmen from one of Basra’s many Shia militias are thought to have carried out the kidnapping.

Soldiers from Iraq’s 14th Army Division, who have been conducting a general offensive against the gunmen in Basra, stormed a house in the city’s suburb of Jubaiya.

While they had indications that a “target” of some kind was in the building, they did not know that Mr Butler was being held there.
Thanks to Vicki and Stablehand of The Jawa Report.