An armed Shiite group is holding a Russian-Israeli citizen in Iraq

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced, on Wednesday, that “an armed Shiite group is holding an Israeli-Russian citizen in Iraq.”

“The woman is alive, and Israel considers Iraq responsible for her safety,” Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu’s office revealed that the woman works in the academic field, and she had gone missing in Iraq a few months ago, but she is still alive and is being held by the Shiite Hezbollah Brigades.

The kidnapped woman was named Elizabeth Tsurkov. No further details of her condition were received from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.

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