Marine Hostage Reportedly Released by Captors

JULY 6, 2004 - Posted 7:41 a.m. CDT

BEIRUT, LEBANON - Relatives of a U.S. Marine apparently being held hostage in Iraq say they've gotten "reliable information" that he's been freed.

But the relatives say they haven't heard directly from Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun.

The Marine's brother says the family "received a sign from my brother reassuring us."  No word on details.

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