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  French hostage Isabelle Prime is released in Yemen   Isabelle Prime was freed on Thursday night and would imminently be returning to France, the president's office sai   Footage shows harrowing scene inside kosher grocery   Paris: Surveillance shows frightened hostages in the harrowing moments before police moved in   Algeria militants seize French man   Herve Gourdel has been kidnapped in Algeria by a militant group linked to Islamic State, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has confirme...   Syria conflict: French journalists freed  Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year have been freed, President Francois Hollande said on Saturday French journalists kidnapped in Mali   Two journalists for French radio station RFI have been kidnapped in the northern Mali town of Kidal French hostages freed in Niger  Four French hostages kidnapped in Niger in 2010 have been released, France's President Hollande has announced   Boko Haram 'got $3m ransom' to free hostages   Nigeria: Islamist militant group Boko Haram was paid more than $3m before releasing a French family of seven, a Nigerian government report says French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia Map of Bulo Marer Somalia
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2018-03-23 French officer who offered himself for a hostage now fights for his life Trèbes, Southern France
C. 2018-02-09 France kidnap heist nets thieves 'millions' from cash van Lyon, Southern France
3. 2015-08-06 French hostage Isabelle Prime is released in Yemen Yemen
E. 2015-01-14 Footage shows harrowing scene inside kosher grocery
F. 2014-09-22 Algeria militants seize French man Kabylie, Algeria
6. 2014-04-19 Syria conflict: French journalists freed Syria
H. 2013-11-02 French journalists kidnapped in Mali Kidal, Mali
8. 2013-10-29 French hostages freed in Niger Niger
9. 2013-04-26 Boko Haram 'got $3m ransom' to free hostages Nigeria

France kidnap heist nets thieves 'millions' from cash van Map of Lyon France
French officer who offered himself for a hostage now fights for his life Map of Tr%E8bes France

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  Southern France: The gunman killed three people and wounded 16 others when he stole a car, fired at police officers and took hostages in a supermarket
 Arnaud Beltrame is fighting for his life after shooting a gunman who went on a deadly rampage

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  Southern France: Thieves have targeted a cash van delivery driver on the French-Swiss border in an elaborate heist involving the kidnap of his daughter

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  A French soldier has been killed in Somalia during a failed operation to free a hostage who is also believed to have died, the defence minister said

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May.30 French reporter freed in Colombia   Romeo Langlois, abducted a month ago by left-wing Farc rebels in Colombia, was handed over to a group of international mediators in the jung... Apr.28   Journalist missing in Farc raid    Colombia: A French journalist is missing after Farc rebels killed four soldiers trying to destroy cocaine laboratories

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Nov.13 French hostages 'freed in Yemen'
Oct.2   French woman kidnapped in Kenya Map of Manda Island Kenya  A French woman seized in northern Kenya was taken to Somalia by her captors after a sea battle to rescue her failed Sep.10 Warships free hostage taken from yacht. Yemen Jan.8 French hostages in Niger killed  Defence Minister Alain Juppe said they died during an attempted rescue operation by Niger's national guard near the border with Mali

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Dec.13 Teen arrested after holding hostages
Mar.17 Sahil Saeed freed after cash paid in Paris. Spain

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Aug.26 Somalia hostage tells of escape
  A French security adviser seized by Islamist militants has told how he escaped from his captors without a struggle while they slept Jul.16 Somali PM speaks with French hostage
Map of Mogadishu Somalia   Somalia: Interim prime minister said that he has spoken to one of two French hostages seized earlier this week by gunmen who stormed their hotel in Mogadishu Jul.14 Foreigners seized from Mogadishu hotel. Somalia Apr.10   Hostage dies as French attack pirates
   Somalia: A French hostage and two pirates died Friday in a rescue operation. Four hostages, including a child, were freed from the hijacked yacht

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Apr.8   Rebels reject French aid to hostage
   Colombia: French humanitarian mission dispatched to for hostage Ingrid Betancourt will soon leave Colombia

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Dec.5   Sarkozy urges Betancourt release
  Paris: French President has made a direct appeal to Colombian rebels to release long-held French-Colombian hostage

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Mar.9 Students 'taken hostage'

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Jun.12 French journalist freed   Iraq: Florence Aubenas, 44, and her Iraqi interpreter have been freed after 5 months of captivity Mar.1 Reporter pleads for help in video   Iraq: Florence Aubenas, 43, French journalist missing in Iraq since early January, is pleading for help

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Aug.31   France strives to free hostages  The hostage-takers have extended a deadline to scrap a ban on Muslim headscarves in state schools Aug.29 End Headscarf Ban, Hostage Takers Warn   Iraq: An Iraqi militant group has kidnapped 2 French journalists and given the French 48 hours to end its ban

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