Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
February 16, 2016
The Department of State welcomes the news that the Government of Iraq has secured the release of three U.S. citizens who were reported as missing in January.
We sincerely appreciate the assistance provided by the Government of Iraq, and its whole-of-government effort to bring about the safe release of these individuals. Specifically, we express our gratitude to the Iraqi Security Forces, and in particular the Ministry of Defense and the Iraqi National Intelligence Service, for their role in achieving this outcome.