Priest, held by Islamist extremists for two years, freed in Mali

An Italian priest abducted two years ago in Niger, close to the border with Burkina Faso, is among four hostages held by Islamist extremists who’ve been freed and flown to the capital of Mali, Bamako. The new Malian transitional government met the hostages, after Malian authorities freed scores of suspected militants over last weekend, fuelling expectations, according to Reuters, “of an imminent prisoner swap”.WorldWatch Monitor...Read more

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