A Polish woman who has just been released by kidnappers in Iraq has said she was treated well by her captors. Teresa Borcz Khalifa spoke to reporters after being flown to Warsaw from Iraq. She said she had been held in “good conditions”.
Borcz Khalifa, who is married to an Iraqi and is a long-term resident of Iraq, was seized by a little-known militant group at the end of last month. She says she does not know how her release came about and the Polish government has given no details. The only other woman known to be held, aid worker Margaret Hassan, is thought to have been killed. The news has given hope to relatives of other foreigners abducted in Iraq, including two French journalists. There was further cause for optimism with the release of an Egyptian truck driver. He said he had heard his kidnappers talk about two French nationals and believed they were being kept in the same house as him. He said he believed the journalists were in good health.