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3 Americans Missing in Iraq 'Back Under US Control'

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    Three Americans held in Iraq for nearly one month were en route to Germany after having been released with just the "bumps and bruises you'd expect," a U.S. military official told NBC News on Tuesday.

    The State Department said the Iraqi government was responsible for securing the release of the trio, who were reported missing on Jan. 16.

    A senior Iraqi security official told NBC News on condition of anonymity that the Iraqi intelligence service had "liberated" the Americans.

    Iraqi authorities had said the three were kidnapped from a "suspicious apartment" in the mixed Shia-Sunni neighborhood of Dora, The Associated Press reported.

    They were being taken to the U.S. facility in Landstuhl.