Freedom

British Hostage Freed in Iraq

Technology expert Peter Moore will be having the happiest of new years, now that the Iraqi militants who kidnapped him in 2007 have set him free—and in good health. In May 2007, militants disguised as Iraqi policeman abducted him and his four bodyguards outside the finance ministry in Baghdad, after which he was only seen a few times on video. The bodies of three bodyguards have been returned to Britain, and the whereabouts of the fourth are unknown, although U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Moore believed that bodyguard had been killed. Moore's father Graeme said he was "so relieved," and "breaking down, I'm just so overjoyed for the lad."