Monday, June 1, 2015

Captors Of French Women Release Video In Yemen

BONN, Germany — France's Foreign Ministry says the captors of a Frenchwoman held in Yemen have released the first video of her.
Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal told The Associated Press that officials from the ministry will meet Tuesday with the family of hostage Isabelle Prime, kidnapped in February while working for a consultancy firm with ties to the World Bank. The identity of her captors is unclear.
Nadal said the government verified the authenticity of the video and that it was taken in April. Prime appears visibly upset.
Nadal spoke on the sidelines of a climate conference that French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is attending in Bonn, Germany.
Yemen is home to a very active branch of al-Qaida and has been gripped by violence in recent months.

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