French Hostage Is Released in Niger Three Years After Abduction

December 9, 2014 1:29 PM

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Serge Lazarevic, the Frenchman seized by Islamist militants in North Africa three years ago, was freed today in Niger, President Francois Hollande said.

Lazarevic is in “relatively good health,” according to a statement from Hollande’s office, which also thanked the governments of Mali and Niger for aiding in his release. Neither Hollande nor his office’s statement gave any details of the freeing of Lazarevic, the last French hostage held overseas.

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