In accordance with the relevant order by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, thanks to an agreement reached as a result of negotiations held by the state commission through mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross, a citizen of Azerbaijan, a resident of the Yukhari Salahli village of Gazakh district Elvin Ibrahimov (1986), taken hostage
by Armenian soldiers March 16, 2019, and Armenian citizen Zaven Karapetyan (1974), detained on the territory of the Gazakh district June 20, 2017, were handed over to the relevant parties June 28, 2019.
To make the story short, the escapees agreed to peacefully end the stand-off and released their hostages
Requires creation of a Senate-confirmed Special Envoy for Hostages
with the rank of ambassador.
"We are doing our best to secure the release of the hostages
, but we stand firm on our no ransom policy," Panelo said.
Police were able to enter the building after one of the hostages
opened the door for them, Kharkiv regional prosecutor Yuriy Danylchenko told reporters.
At the risk of being shot, Buada, commander of the Army's 15th Scout Ranger Company, slowly walked through the rubble and tried to get near the building, where hungry and thirsty hostages
were anxiously waiting to be rescued.
He said Pakistani troops detected two vehicles, carrying the hostages
, and stopped them when the security personal fired on tyres of one of the vehicles.
When an officer entered the ACU branch, he encountered hostages
and Collins standing on a stairwell with a male hostage
in front of him.
The hostage-taker opened fire as the police raided the house where he was lodged with his hostages
According to the media statement, Taliban claimed that soon a video of hostages
will be released in this regard.
The terrorists ordered the hostages
to contact BFM TV and iTELE, but they couldn't," the former hostage
told L'Humanite daily newspaper.
"I'm making it clear that our top priority is the safe and rapid recovery of American hostages
," he added.