Kidnapped Hostages in Niger Free

Paris has announced that four French hostages who were kidnapped in Niger three years ago have been freed.
  • Niger:   Kidnapped Hostages Free

    Deutsche Welle, 29 October 2013

    France has said that four of its hostages held by al Qaeda's north African wing have been freed and are on their way home. Paris denied that it had either paid a ransom or launched… Read more »

  • Niger:   Millions Paid to Free French AQIM Hostages - Report

    RFI, 30 October 2013

    As four French hostages arrive in France after three years in the hands of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim), French media report that a ransom of over 20 million euros was… Read more »

  • Niger:   French Niger Hostages En Route to France

    RFI, 30 October 2013

    Four French nationals who have been held hostage in Niger since 2010 were flying home to Paris on Wednesday morning after being freed on Tuesday. The French government insists that… Read more »

  • Niger:   Four French Hostages Released

    VOA, 29 October 2013

    Four French hostages kidnapped in Niger by an al-Qaida-linked group have been released after more than three years in captivity. Read more »

Photo: ANI

Otages français libérés au Niger.


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