Al Qaeda sets 20-day deadline for French hostage’s life
“Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) said Pierre Kamat would be killed if its demand was not met, the group said on a website used by al-Qaeda linked organizations.
‘The Mujahideen have decided to inform the French and Malian governments of their only condition and demand for the release of the French hostage Pierre Kamat, which is the release of our four prisoners arrested by Mali several months ago,’ the statement posted Sunday said.
By the end of the 20-day period, which started Sunday, ‘both governments will be fully responsible for the French hostage’s life,’ the group added.
Kamat was kidnapped in Mali on November 25 last year and the group claimed his kidnapping as well as the kidnapping of three Spaniards.”