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Released hostage Serge Lazarevic on arrival at Villacoublay airport near Paris
14/12/2014 - France - Mali

French former hostage Lazarevic denies being spy, believes freed for ransom

Former hostage Serge Lazarevic has denied being a mercenary and said he was tortured while a prisoner of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) in northern Mali.
Serge Lazarevic (L) is greeted by French President François Hollande on his return to France this week
13/12/2014 - France - Mali

Mali confirms Al-Qaeda prisoners exchanged for French hostage Lazarevic

Mali admitted on Friday that Al-Qaeda prisoners were freed in exchange for French hostage Serge Lazarevic, confirming reports on RFI earlier in the week.
Serge Lazarevic was captured in Mali in 2011
09/12/2014 - France - Mali

Serge Lazarevic, last French hostage freed

France's only remaining hostage abroad, Serge Lazarevic, who was kidnapped in Mali in 2011, has been freed, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.

French special forces in Gao, northern Mali
30/10/2014 - France - Mali

10th French soldier killed in Mali in clash with jihadists

A French soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a clash with jihadist insurgents in northern Mali.
An Aqim fighter in northern Mali last year
11/10/2014 - France - Niger - Libya - Mali

France destroys Al-Qaeda convoy carrying arms from Libya to Mali

France says its forces in NIger have destroyed an Al-Qaeda convoy carrying a large amount of weapons from Libya to Mali.

RFI journalists Ghislaine Dupont, Claude Verlon
30/09/2014 - France - Mali

Photos could provide clues in investigation into RFI journalist killings in Mali

New elements have emerged in the investigation into the killing of two RFI journalists in November 2013.

Dejvid Nikolic, photo taken by French army
17/07/2014 - France - Mali

Belmokhtar's jihadis say they killed French soldier in Mali

A jihadist movement led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who is linked to Al Qaeda, has reportedly claimed responsibility for the death of a French soldier in Mali.

Serge Lazarevic in the video aired by Alaan TV
04/06/2014 - France - Mali

Last French hostage appears in Al-Qaeda video

The last French hostage still in captivity has appeared in a video aired by an Arabic television channel.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Côte d'Ivoire
12/05/2014 - France - Senegal

French Defence Minister Le Drian in Senegal to boost west Africa anti-terror efforts

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday met Senegalese President Macky Sall as France beefs up its counter-terror efforts in west Africa.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and President François Hollande with troops in CAR
08/05/2014 - France - Mali - Niger - Chad

France to deploy 3,000 troops in Sahel

France is to deploy 3,000 troops in the Sahel, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday.
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