BAGHDAD, Iraq Mar 24 (CNN) : Three Christian aid workers rescued from nearly four months of captivity in Iraq are preparing to return to their homes.
The men -- found bound but unguarded in a Baghdad house -- will be flown out of Baghdad in the next few days, officials said.
Coalition troops rescued the two Canadians and a Briton on Thursday just three hours after a newly captured detainee told them the location of hostages.
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said "there was no deal whatsoever" to free the trio and welcomed the "good fortune and luck" that allowed them to be rescued alive.
Speaking to the BBC, Straw said the rescue also was the result of a "huge amount of really painstaking work over many, many weeks" behind the scenes.
After the rescue, Briton Norman Kember, 74 and Canadians James Loney, 41, and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32 -- members of the aid group Christian Peacemaker Teams -- were taken to the British Embassy in Baghdad's high-security Green Zone.