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Latest update : 2010-10-11

A French woman who was among a group of hostages taken captive by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Niger last month, is in critical condition and needs urgent medical treatment, a mediator reported on Sunday.

AFP - A French woman seized with six other foreigners in Niger last month by an Al-Qaeda-linked group, has cancer and urgently needs medical treatment, a Niger-based mediator told AFP on Sunday.
   
"I have just returned from meeting the kidnappers in the desert where I met two members of the group. The French woman hostage is sick and can't last much longer without medical treatment," the mediator said by satellite telephone.

Date created : 2010-10-11

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