Latest News Wires 49 Turkish hostages freed by Islamic State

The Islamic State released 49 hostages captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq in June. Turkish leaders have given only limited details on the release, though they said no ransom had been paid and no conditions were accepted.

By , Associated Press

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Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively against the violent militant group.