Hostages is a drama series based on the Israeli series of the same name. The series concerns the family of a doctor that is taken hostage by a group led by a rogue FBI agent. This occurs the night before surgery is due to be performed on the President.

Hostages - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-09-23

Hostages - Foreign hostages in Iraq - Netflix

Members of the Iraqi insurgency began taking foreign hostages in Iraq beginning in April 2004. Since then, in a dramatic instance of Islamist kidnapping they have taken captive more than 200 foreigners and thousands of Iraqis; among them, dozens of hostages were killed and others rescued or freed. In 2004, executions of captives were often filmed, and many were beheaded. However, the number of the recorded killings decreased significantly. Many hostages remain missing with no clue as to their whereabouts. The United States Department of State Hostage Working Group was organized by the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, in the summer of 2004 to monitor foreign hostages in Iraq. The motives for these kidnappings include: influencing foreign governments with troops in Iraq to withdraw influencing foreign companies with workers in Iraq to leave the country ransom money discouraging travel to Iraq prisoner exchange The following is a list of known civilian foreign hostages in Iraq.

Hostages - 1 Released - Netflix

Ulf Hjertström, an oil broker, was taken hostage on March 25, 2005. He was released on May 30, 2005.

Hostages - References - Netflix