Kidnapped Italian Aid Workers Released in Iraq

Released hostages Simona Pari, left, and Simona Torretta arrive in Rome. Credit: Reuters

Released hostages Simona Pari, left, and Simona Torretta arrive at Ciampino Airport in Rome. Reuters hide caption

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Two Italian aid workers are released by their captors after being kidnapped and held hostage for three weeks. The women, Simona Pari and Simona Torretta, both 29, were handed over to the Red Cross along with two Iraqi workers who were held with them. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.

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