Foreign hostages appear in AQIM video
A Briton and a Swede held hostage in Mali have appeared in a YouTube video, marking the first "proof of life" offered by al-Qaeda since last year, The Telegraph reported on Tuesday (July 17th).
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) abducted Stephen McGown and Johan Gustafsson from a Timbuktu restaurant on November 25th. A German national died during the Mali kidnappings.
In April, AQIM offered to free the British hostage if the UK deported radical Jordanian cleric Abu Qatada to an "Arab spring country".
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