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Militiamen Free 2 British Hostages

April 05, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Two British aid workers held hostage by militiamen since March 27 were released and flown to neighboring Kenya, a U.N. spokeswoman said.

Roger Carter and Bill Condie, who both work for the U.N. Children's Agency, were in good health, U.N. spokeswoman Sonya Laurence Green said in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.

The Britons had been held in north Mogadishu by gunmen loyal to faction leader Musa Sude Yalahow. They were transported to the faction leader's headquarters in the Somalian capital, and flew out aboard a U.N. aircraft.

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