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Iranian held by Somali pirates since 2015 freed

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An Iranian sailor held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years has been released with the help of the United Nations and...

Burkina Faso hostages rescued

French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso, France’s military said, adding two elite soldiers...

Kidnapped South African released in Mali

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South African Stephen McGowan, kidnapped by al Qaeda fromTimbuktu in 2011, was released and is back home, foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane...

At least 30 killed during hostage rescue attempt

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At least 30 people including civilians and members of the military died after an attempted rescue of an oil exploration team kidnapped...

Two killed in Kenya hostage rescue operation

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A senior Kenyan government official was taken hostage with five other people by suspected Islamist militants who attacked the vehicle they were...

Militant video purports to show westerners held in Mali

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Islamist militants operating in Mali released a video purporting to show six western hostages ahead of a regional security summit in the...

Al Qaeda group releases video of Swiss hostage: monitor

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Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video of a Swiss nun who had been kidnapped in northern Mali nearly...

Islamist gunmen attack luxury hotel in Mali capital, 170 taken hostage

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Gunmen shouting Islamic slogans attacked a luxury hotel full of foreigners in Mali's capital Bamako early on Friday morning, taking 170 people...

Ghanaian captive from Libya attack released

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A hostage from Ghana was released last month after militants attacked an oilfield in Libya and took foreigners prisoner, but six staff...

French commandos free Dutch hostage from al Qaeda in Mali

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French commandos freed a Dutch hostage from an al Qaeda-linked group in Maili on Monday, more than three years after he was...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...