French journalist held hostage in Iraq freed
Sunday, June 12, 2005
They had been held hostage in Iraq since January 5, 2005 — a total of 158 days.
French president Jacques Chirac said in a televised speech that the freed French reporter and her Iraqi driver are in "good health" and said that Aubenas is on a plane heading for France.
- "French hostage released-French foreign ministry" — , June 12, 2005
- "Joy at release of hostages Florence Aubenas and Hussein Hanoun" — , June 12, 2005
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