French hostage released from al Qaeda captivity

The French president has announced that a French citizen has been released from captivity in North Africa. Speculation runs wild as to whether or not France paid some kind of ransom in return for his release.

A French citizen who has been held hostage since 2011 whas been released, French President Francois Hollande announced on Tuesday.

Fifty-year-old Serge Lazarevic had been held for nearly three years in the Sahara by al Qaeda’s North Africa arm. Hollande said he was currently on his way to Niger, from where he would travel to Paris.
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