British hostage Peter Moore has been released alive from captivity in Iraq, Foreign Secretary David Miliband said.Three reports all confirm his freedom:
From the BBC;
From Reuters AlertNet;
From the AP.
It was a willful release by his captors; no explanation as to how or why is given.
Still to be done is the determination of the fate of Alan McMenemy, the fourth guard kidnapped with P. Moore. All the guards are believed to have been killed (although, so was thought about Moore), but no remains of A. McMenemy have been recovered to date.
That any of them survived to be released is simply a wonder.
Welcome home, Mr. Moore.
UPDATE: The Guardian (UK) has lots on this.