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4 humanitarian workers freed in Somalia
Updated: 2009-08-12 01:02

Somalia:Four workers of the French charity Action Contre La Faim (ACF) and two Kenyan pilots kidnapped last November were released in Somalia on Tuesday, local media reported.

"Apparently all are in good health, they'll have medical check- ups," ACF said in a statement.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomed the release of those international humanitarian workers. In a statement issued by the Elysee Palace, he expressed "great relief" and offered "his congratulations to all whose involvement brought an end to the hostage-taking."

The hostages including two French women, a Polish woman, a Belgian man and the two Kenyan pilots were captured by Somali gunmen on November 5, 2008 at the airport of Dhusa Mareb as they prepared to fly to Kenyan capital Nairobi.