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Monday, April 14, 2008

CBS photographer rescued by Iraqi military

Richard Butler, a British journalist working for CBS, was freed by Iraqi military forces on Monday, Reuters reported the same day.

Butler and his interpreter were kidnapped by unknown militants in mid-February while in their Basra hotel. The interpreter was released in a matter of days, while Butler was held captive for over two months.

Butler, always forced to remain hooded while in the presence of his captors, was rescued on Monday when Iraqi military forces overtook his guards.

“The Iraqi army stormed the house and overcame my guards and then burst through the door,” he said.

After his rescue, Butler appeared to be in good health and is looking forward to reuniting with his family.

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