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U.S. to seek soldier's freedom via Taliban prisoner swap

Washington - Washington will attempt to resume talks with the Taliban on exchanging a U.S. soldier held captive by insurgents since 2009 for Guantanamo Bay prisoners, The Washington Post reported.The move is an attempt to free Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
In the Media by AFP

Spanish journalist hostage in Syria since early September 2013

Hama - According to an announcement late on Monday, Marc Marginedas, a special correspondent in Syria for Spanish newspaper El Periodico, has been kidnapped and has been held hostage since September 4 this year.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

7 killed in hostage standoff in Florida

Miami - Early Saturday, seven people were shot and killed in an apartment building in a Miami suburb. Among those killed was the suspected gunman holding the two hostages when the SWAT team intervened, the police reported.
In the Media by Amanda Byas - 2 comments

5 Firefighters taken hostage in Georgia

At least five firefighters have been taken hostage in northwest Georgia, with the hostage taker barricading himself alongside the firefighters.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

FBI releases photos, details of Alabama hostage rescue

Midland City - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released photos and new details of the rescue operation that freed the 5-year-old Alabama boy held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker.
In the Media by Greta McClain

UPDATE 5:27 CST: Kidnapped Alabama boy rescued, suspect killed

Midland City - The six-day hostage standoff in Midland City, Alabama has come to end, leaving the kidnapper dead and the 5-year-old boy safe.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Day 3: Alabama boy, 5, continues to be held hostage

Midland City - A 5-year-old Alabama boy who was kidnapped after his school bus driver was shot and killed on Tuesday continues to be held hostage.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Standoff continues: Man shoots bus driver, takes child hostage

Midland City - One man is dead and a child has been taken hostage after a gunman boarded an Alabama school bus, shooting the driver and abducting one child.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 6 comments

French soldier killed in botched rescue operation

Paris - One French soldier was killed, and another missing, in a failed rescue attempt in Somalia. The French military were attempting to free an intelligence officer, Denis Allex, kidnapped in October 2009 at the hands of militants in the country.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 3 comments

Wife of kidnapped ex FBI agent releases photos, demands action

The family of Robert Levinson has released new pictures showing the missing former FBI agent in chains and holding signs asking why he has yet to be found.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 7 comments
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