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CIA Director Heads to Qatar, Where Talks Are Underway to Free Hostages Held by Hamas

HeadlineNov 09, 2023

CIA Director William Burns is in Qatar today, where indirect talks are underway aimed at a deal that would see Hamas release hostages in exchange for a three-day ceasefire in Gaza. The talks reportedly revolve around the release of 12 hostages, half of them U.S. citizens. Last month Qatar was reportedly closing in on a deal to release 50 hostages that fell apart when Israel launched its ground invasion of Gaza. Hamas has claimed more than 20 hostages have been killed by Israel’s bombardment. It’s believed Hamas took more than 240 people captive.

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