U.S. Central Command announced Wednesday that Roy Hallums, described
in news reports as a former Newport Beach resident, had been freed
from captivity in Iraq after he was captured Nov. 1.
Hallums and an unidentified Iraqi were reportedly freed Wednesday
in a raid at a farm house 15 miles south of Baghdad, according to the
military. Central Command, which coordinates military operations in
Iraq and Afghanistan, said the raid was launched after forces