Iraqi security forces liberated six men who were held captives by ISIS and detained the kidnappers two days after ISIS threatened to execute them.
ISIS made its threat via a video in which masked ISIS members threatened to kill all six men unless female ISIS members who are sentenced to life in prison and execution by the judiciary are released.
The Iraqi security center said on Monday night that all six hostages were freed during an operation by the counter-terrorism service and with the security forces in Kirkuk.
The center added that security forces liberated the men following clashes that lasted for hours.
The family of one of the kidnapped said their son contacted them and told them he was in good health and he’s with the Iraqi security forces.
Six hostages who appeared in ISIS video released in Iraq