Al-Qaeda Frees French Hostage After Three Years

A French hostage seized in Mali more than three years ago, Serge Lazarevic, has been released, French President Francois Hollande said bbc.co.uk.

Lazarevic was kidnapped in November 2011 along with fellow Frenchman Philippe Verdon. Militants from the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb group killed Verdon in retaliation for France’s intervention in Mali. Hollande said there were no more French hostages waiting to be freed.

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