Friday, August 31, 2007

Taliban Releases Remaining Hostages

We rejoice that on Wednesday the Taliban released 12 of the 19 So. Korean hostages, and today the remaining 7 were released, after holding them for almost six weeks. reports:
The four women and three men were handed over in two batches to officials of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ghazni province in southeast Afghanistan, from where the Taliban seized 23 Christian volunteers on July 19.

Three So. Korean hostages in a vehicle on Wednesday

In exchange, So. Korea agreed to withdraw its military presence in Afghanistan by the end of this year, and stop Christian missionaries from working in Afghanistan.

EuroNews has a video of the release here.

You can follow this story and others regarding Christian persecution by Stacy harp at the Persecution Blog.


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