Al-Qaeda frees hostage after six years

Tom MarkLast Update : Monday 26 June 2017 - 3:42 PM
Al-Qaeda frees hostage after six years

Hostage Johan Gustafsson, held by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish foreign ministry says.

Mr Gustafsson is being flown back to Sweden from Africa, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in a statement.

“It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Johan Gustafsson has been released,” Ms Wallström said.

She added that Mr Gustafsson was “in good spirits”, local media report.

Source: world bbc

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