BBC war correspondent discovered on Kuwait rooftop after thirty-years

The Whitechapel Whelk

Rageh-Omaar43564Omarr pictured in jubilant mood after his liberation last week

A prominent BBC overseas correspondent was found alive and well on a rooftop in Kuwait City last week after having been stranded there during a coalition forces attack on the city in September 1991.

Rageh Omarr, 53, was discovered hiding behind an air conditioning unit by the resident of the house who had gone up on the roof to adjust his TV aerial.

Omarr told a local news team that he became stranded during a mortar barrage when his film crew fled the roof, closing the door behind them.

“There was no handle on my side so I had to stay up there in the hope of being rescued.” he said

“To be honest, I didn’t even know that the war was over, although, I did notice that it got much quieter as the years went by”

Omarr, who was…

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