German hostage in Iraq freed

This is great news – especially for the family of Susanne Osthof:

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German woman abducted in Iraq three weeks ago is free, her brother told German n-tv television on Sunday.

Archaeologist Susanne Osthoff, 43, who spent more than a decade working on excavations in Iraq, disappeared with her driver on November 25.

Robert Osthoff, her brother, told German television: “My sister is free. We are all happy.”
German hostage in Iraq free, brother tells German TV, Sun Dec 18, 2005

I wonder how much ransom they paid …

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