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Four Frenchmen kidnapped in Niger free after three years

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Four Frenchmen kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Niger have been released after more than three years in captivity. 

Former French hostages Thierry Dol (L) and Daniel Larribe are pictured at Niamey's airport on October 29, 2013 after their release

The exact circumstances of their release were not immediately clear, but French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said there had been "no assault" to free the hostages and that no ransom had been paid.

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