CNA Staff, Mar 27, 2020 / 10:19 am
Four men working in Iraq for the French humanitarian organization SOS Chrétiens d'Orient who went missing in Baghdad in January have been released by their kidnappers, the French president announced Thursday.
Emmanuel Macron announced March 26 that he "welcomes the release of our three nationals Antoine Brochon, Julien Dittmar, Alexandre Goodarzy and Iraqi Tariq Mattoka."
The men disappeared Jan. 20 after they made a trip to an appointment by car. SOS Chrétiens d'Orient tried to contact them the following day, unsuccessfully.
The missing employees had gone to Baghdad "to renew their visas and the registration of association with the Iraqi authorities and to monitor the association's operations" in the country.