Italian Red Cross Hostage Freed After Six Months

59 civilians were killed in Iraq this week. A U.S. soldier shot and killed a civilian driver yesterday after the driver did not stop when he was signaled to. In a separate incident, a driver was killed in a head-on collision with an U.S. Army Stryker vehicle, CNN.

An Italian Red Cross worker that was held hostage for six months in the Philippines has been released. Eugenio Vagni, 62, was being held by Muslim rebels who called for an end of military operations in the area and a withdrawal of troops. A ransom was requested in exchange for Vagni, but officials say no ransom was paid, BBC News.

Gunmen have killed five federal agents and two soldiers in Mexico in retribution for the arrest of a prominent member of the La Familia drug cartel. The gunmen threw grenades and shot at police stations in the town of Morelia and in five other cities, New York Times.

Thousands of Bosnia Muslims remembered today the events the took place in Srebrenica in 1995, when what is believed to be 8,000 men and boys were killed by Serb forces. The killings were “Europe’s worst massacre since World War II,” Sky News.

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