Theatre hostage captors released four Azeri nationals late last night, says Alexander Machevsky, crisis HQ spokesman.
Ruslan Aushev, recent President of Ingushetia, had no say in the matter, Mr. Machevsky replied a reporter's query.
A spokesman of the Azeri Embassy to Russia identified the released persons for RIA Novosti. Those are Eldar Ghajiev, Envoy-General of the Azeri Airlines in Russia, and four women--Gamzayeva, Kassumova and Alieva. Our intervierwee did not specify their first names.
Another Azeri woman still remains among the hostages, as far as the embassy knows. The diplomat hopes the four released will clarify the assumption.
Two ballistic missiles attacked the US Navy destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) from the territory of Yemen. The destroyer came to the aid of the hijacked Central Park tanker of Zodiac Maritime