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.