BAGHDAD — A British journalist kidnapped two months ago in the southern city of Basra while on assignment for CBS News was freed Monday.
The freelance journalist was on assignment for ’60 Minutes’ when he was abducted from a hotel Feb. 10. He was ‘in very good health condition, mentally and physically,’ Askari said.
‘The Iraqi army stormed the house and overcame my guards, and they burst through the door,’ Butler told al-Iraqiya state television. ‘I had my hood on, which I had to have on all the time, and they shouted something at me and I took my hood off.’ He said he felt ‘pretty weak’ and had lost weight.”
Kudos to the Iraqi army.