Hostages seized 9 months ago in Mali still in captivity

The 3 Western hostages that were kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants while walking on the streets of Timbuktu 9 months ago are still in captivity. Although apparently in good health, the hostages are appealing for negotiation of their release.

Travellers should be aware of the lack of security and personal security in Mali at this time. Several countries advise their citizens to avoid all travel to Mali.

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