The terrorist group, Ansar al-Jihad
, holding Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's cousin hostage has released him. There were no details on how he was freed. This follows on the heels of the other two relatives freed
on November 15. Original demands from the group were for troops to stop their actions in Fallujah or that the relatives would be beheaded.
Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's cousin has been released by his kidnappers, the Iraqi leader's office said Saturday. Ghazi Allawi, 75, had been abducted by gunmen from his Baghdad home on Nov. 9, along with his wife and his pregnant daughter-in-law.
The prime minister's office had no other details on his release.
Their kidnappers, who identified themselves as the militant group Ansar al-Jihad, had threatened to behead them unless all Iraqi detainees were released and the siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah halted.
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