End of the Hostage Era

End of the Hostage Era

The two final Western hostages in Lebanon, German aid workers Heinrich Struebig and Thomas Kemptner, finally went home. In Bonn, Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel said a credit of several hundred million marks to Iran "played no role" in the release. Their return brings to an end a decade during which almost 100 foreigners were kidnapped in Lebanon.


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