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Hijacking Ends Safely in Iraq

Aired October 15, 2000 - 4:44 p.m. ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

BRIAN NELSON, CNN ANCHOR: Hello, this is Brian Nelson at the CNN Center in Atlanta.

We've just received word that the hijacking on the ground in Baghdad, Iraq has come to an end. Iraqi TV and Saudi airlines are both reporting that that hijacking of a Saudi airlines jet that is now on the ground at Baghdad at Saddam International Airport in Baghdad is over.

That was Saudi Flight 115. It was on route from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to London. It was taken over by reportedly four hijackers -- five hijackers, that is, who reportedly threatened to blow up the plane. There were 112 people on board the Saudi flight. We have new details on their condition as yet and know what the plans are for their return to London.

The Iraqi TV also identified the hijackers as four Saudis and one Ethiopian, and all five of them have asked for asylum in Iraq. So just for now, that hijacking in Iraq is over. We'll have further details from CNN's Jane Araff a little later.

Now let's return to YOUR MONEY, which is in progress.

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