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Devastation from the war
Some of the devastation
from the conflict in Iraq.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

On January 20th, four humanitarian aid workers from the French organization, SOS Chretiens d'Orient, went missing while in Baghdad. Details were limited, providing no information on those responsible nor the reasons behind the disappearance. For a previously posted report on this situation, go to this report.

We are pleased to announce that the four workers have since been released. On March 26th, French authorities thanked Iraqi leaders for their assistance in conveying the release of French nationals Antoine Brochon, Julien Dittmar, Alexandre Goodarzy and Iraqi Tariq Mattoka. No further details are expected to be made available.

Praise God for the safe liberation of these dedicated Christian workers. Pray for their continued safety and for the protection of others working to provide assistance in this dangerous area. May the spiritual needs of the Iraqi people be met, as well as their basic physical needs for nutritious food, clean water and other practical necessities.