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French hostages freed in Yemen


Three French aid workers held hostage in Yemen since May have been freed. The three, two women and a man had been kidnapped in the south of the country.

The three worked for French charity Triangle Generation Humanitaire. They were snatched from a restaurant in the south-eastern province of Hadramout.

Hostage taking in Yemen, although frequent, usually sees the victims released, however concern had been growing due to the continued political turmoil in the country.

A statement from French President Nicolas Sarkozy said: “The president warmly thanks the Sultan of Oman and the
Omanese authorities for their crucial help, as well as all those who contributed to this happy resolution.

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