Frenchman Held 3 Years by Al-Qaida Freed in Africa

December 9, 2014 12:09 PM

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A Frenchman held for more than three years by al-Qaida's North African branch has been freed, France's president said Tuesday.

Serge Lazarevic is in "relatively good health" despite the conditions of his captivity, President Francois Hollande said. The Frenchman kidnapped along with Lazarevic, Philippe Verdon, was found dead in July 2013.

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