Dangerous Places

Freed French hostages leave Niger after 3 years in Sahara

“Four Frenchmen held hostage in the Sahara desert by al Qaeda-linked gunmen for three years left Niger on a French government plane on Wednesday morning. The men, who were kidnapped in 2010 while working for French nuclear group Areva and a subsidiary of construction group Vinci in northern Niger, were freed on Tuesday after secret talks.”

Source: Freed French hostages leave Niger after 3 years in Sahara | Reuters

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