In Iraq, unknown assailants abducted 27 citizens of Qatar. Among the stolen, according to the BBC, are members of the ruling family of the Emirate.
According to local media, 27 citizens of Qatar was hunting in the desert, near the border with Saudi Arabia. December 16 at dawn in their camp stormed a group of armed militants at dozens of jeeps.
The Iraqi security forces launched a large-scale operation on search and liberation of the citizens of Qatar.
Edition SputnikNews reported that members of the ruling family of Qatar arrived in Iraq two weeks ago. «They come to Iraq every year in December and left to hunt for a month,» said a source in the Iraqi police.