Two freed Jordanian UN officers arrive in Amman

09:18, August 23, 2010      

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The two Jordanian officers affiliated to the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur ( UNAMID) who were abducted in Darfur last week arrived in Amman Sunday after being released.

Early last week, the two Jordanian officers were kidnapped by unidentified armed men as they were walking from their accommodation to a transport pickup point, 100 meters from their residence in the Nyala's Almatar area.

The officers, First Lieutenant Ahmad Qeisi and Second Lieutenant Nabil Kilani, were later released on Tuesday.

This was the third time UNAMID personnel were abducted after two UNAMID peacekeepers were abducted in August 2009 in Zalinge in West Darfur State and another four South Africans who belong to the mission were abducted in April 2010.

Around 296 Jordanians serve as international observers under the 26,000-strong UNAMID.

Source: Xinhua

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