AP gives us this update on the Italian hostages.
Coalition forces freed Italian and Polish hostages in bloodless American commando operation Tuesday south of Baghdad, the top U.S. general in Iraq said.
All the hostages were freed from the same location and suspects were detained,” Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez said. There was no reported exchange of fire in rescuing the three Italians and a Pole.
And let’s pause a moment to remember Fabrizio Quattrocchi, the Italian hostage executed in Iraq who, moments before he was shot dead, tried to tear off his hood and shouted “Now I’ll show you how an Italian dies.”