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Al-Qaeda Releases Hostage After 6 Years In Mali




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.

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