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Freed Frenchmen back home amid ransom questions

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Four Frenchmen held captive for three years by an Al-Qaeda offshoot in north Africa were reunited with their families on Wednesday as sources said at least 20 million euros ($28 million) had been paid in ransom. 

Former French hostage Daniel Larribe (right) is welcomed by his family on his arrival with three other hostages at the military airport of Villacoublay outside Paris, on October 30, 2013

The four men, who were kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in northern Niger in 2010, flew into the Villacoublay military airport near Paris, where they were met by their families and President Francois Hollande.

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