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European Hostages Moved by Rebels to Mali-Report

Fifteen European tourists held hostage for almost five months in Algeria’s Sahara desert by suspected Islamic rebels are being moved to Mali and could be freed soon, an Algerian newspaper said on Sunday. The adventure holiday-makers, comprising 10 Germans, four Swiss and one Dutchman, were kidnapped in late February and early March while traveling without guides in different groups in the North African country’s south. “To avoid the loss of lives we were forced to let the terrorists go free in exchange for the safe liberation of the 15 hostages,” El Watan cited security sources as telling the newspaper. Full Story

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