Several Qatari royals kidnapped during Iraqi hunting trip

Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a group of 26 Qatari citizens, including several members of the Persian Gulf state's royal family, in Iraq during the predawn hours of Wednesday morning. The kidnappers, dressed in fatigues and traveling in dozens of vehicles, raided the hunting camp in the area of Samawa within the Najaf Desert in southeastern Iraq. The hunters were being protected by Iraqi soldiers, but after seeing the dozens of kidnappers they chose not to fight them.

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