The kidnappers released nine citizens of Qatar, which was part of the hunting party captured 16 December in southern Iraq. The names released, which met on the border of Kuwait the Ambassador of Qatar Hamad bin Ali al-Henzab, were not disclosed.
Recall that was captured 27 people, including 19 citizens of Qatar. Among hunters were also representatives of the ruling al-Thani. It is unknown whether they were released.
About one hundred armed militants at dozens of cars entered the camp of the hunters and took them away in an unknown direction. It is reported that the party had been in Iraq about two weeks and had permission to hunt.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Qatar then said that immediately after the abduction to Iraqi authorities was sent a formal request to render maximum assistance in finding the kidnapped.