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No swift release for French hostages-Yemen captors

The Yemeni kidnappers of four French tourists denied on Sunday reports that they would release the hostages within hours. French media quoted Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh as saying the French tourists would be freed in the coming hours. “We deny there is any chance of their release within hours. We say, it is impossible to release them unless our demands are met,” a spokesman for the tribesmen holding the four told Reuters in Yemen by telephone. Armed tribesmen snatched the tourists more than two weeks ago and threatened to kill them unless five jailed relatives were freed. Full Story

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