Although the reports could not be confirmed, the terrorist group Ansar al-Jihad
is said to have released the two female relatives of Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. Al-Jazeera is reporting that the group still holds Allawi's 75-year-old first cousin Ghazi Allawi.
The group initially threatened on Nov. 10 to behead the hostages within 48 hours if operations in Fallujah were not stopped.
Australian Broadcast Corp
The channel, which was quoting unidentified sources, gave no further details.
Iraqi officials were not immediately available to confirm the report.
A previously unknown Islamist group seized the prime minister's 75-year-old first cousin Ghazi Allawi along with Ghazi's wife and their daughter-in-law in Baghdad.
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