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U.S. Hostage in Iraq Free after Apparent Escape

A U.S. civilian working for Halliburton in Iraq has escaped his captors after being held hostage for three weeks, say U.S. military commanders. Truck driver Thomas Hamill, from Macon, Miss., was taken captive during an April 9 ambush on a supply convoy and held in a house south of Tikrit, the U.S. military said. Hear NPR's Peter Kenyon.

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Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.