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French hostage Marie Dedieu held in Somalia dies

Posted by Mais Al-Bayaa on October 19, 2011 at 5:50 AM

BBC: A French woman kidnapped from Kenya by suspected Somali militants earlier this month has died, say French officials. Diplomats said they were told of Marie Dedieu's death by contacts through whom they had been negotiating her release. The exact date and circumstances of her death are not known, but her poor health and the fact medication had been withheld had led to fears this "tragic outcome was highly likely", they said.

GRN correspondent Abdurrahman Warsameh in Mogadishu is available for coverage.

 

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