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Investors Iraq News
05-03-2017, 05:23 PM
By John Lee.
Officials at Baghdad International Airport have reportedly intercepted a shipment of dollars and euros worth a total of $500m (389m).
Writing in The Independent, Patrick Cockburn claims the cash was contained in 23 large bags unloaded from a Qatari plane, and was intended as a ransom for 24 Qataris, several of them leading members of the Qatari royal family, who were kidnapped 16*months ago by a Shia militia task force.
Although the funds were seized by the authorities, the Qataris were subsequently released from captivity.
The full story can be read here. (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/qatari-royals-kidnapped-iraq-ransom-half-billion-shia-militia-syria-saudi-hunters-baghdad-a7703946.html)
(Source: The Independent)

Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2017/05/03/500m-cash-intercepted-at-baghdad-airport/)

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