Source Pravda.Ru

American contractor freed in Iraq after being held hostage 10 months

American contractor freed in Iraq after being held hostage 10 months American contractor Roy Hallums, who was taken hostage last November in Iraq, has been released, his ex-wife said Wednesday.

"I can confirm he's been released," Susan Hallums, 53, told The Associated Press by telephone. "Considering what he's been through, I understand he's in good condition."

Hallums, a 57-year-old worker for a Saudi company that does catering for the Iraqi army, was seized Nov. 1 along with two other foreigners after a gunbattle in the upscale Mansour neighborhood. An Iraqi guard and one attacker were killed.