Tourists Held Hostage in Sahara Released Fourteen European tourists are freed after being held captive for more than five months by Algerian rebels in the Sahara Desert. International negotiations secured their release, but it is unclear whether a ransom was paid. The former hostages will be transported to neighboring Mali, where a German military plane will take them home. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.
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Fourteen European tourists are freed after being held captive for more than five months by Algerian rebels in the Sahara Desert. International negotiations secured their release, but it is unclear whether a ransom was paid. The former hostages will be transported to neighboring Mali, where a German military plane will take them home. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.