French authorities said Thursday they were trying to establish contact with al Qaeda's north African branch after the militant group claimed responsibility for the abduction of five French workers and warned against any attempt to free them.
AFP - France was trying Thursday to contact Al-Qaeda to find out what it wants in exchange for the release of five French hostages kidnapped in the Sahara, after the group warned against any rescue attempt.
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Date created : 2010-09-23