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US missionary freed by Chad rebels

Steven Godbold, a US missionary held hostage in northern Chad for more than five months, was freed late Thursday. He had been helping transport equipment to drill water wells in the region.


N'DJAMENA - Rebels in northern Chad have freed U.S. missionary Steven Godbold after holding him hostage for more than nine months, a U.S. evangelical organisation said on Friday.

Godbold, who was captured by rebels in October while helping a local oganisation transport equipment to drill water wells, was freed late on Thursday, The Evangelical Alliance Mission

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