There is official confirmation that two French journalists who have been held hostage in Iraq for the past four months have been released.
Christian Chesnot and George Malbrunot are reported to have been handed over by their captors to the French embassy in Baghdad. They are now said to be in Amman, and are expected to return to Paris sometime on Wednesday. The pair were kidnapped along with their Syrian driver in August as they travelled towards Najaf. The driver was rescued last month when US marines wre attempting to odrive rebels out of Fallujah. Yesterday, French journalists were out on the streets of Paris, trying to keep the fate of the pair at the forefront of peoples’ minds.