Freed American hostage was held by kidnappers for 28 days

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There is new information about the American hostage freed after a daring rescue operation in West Africa.

She hasn’t been identified yet, but we know she is around 60 years old and she is a private citizen.

The French special forces who conducted the raid said she was imprisoned for 28 days.

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Two soldiers died in the raid, along with four kidnappers.

They added that the rescue was just in time because the kidnappers were planning to hand them over to an Islamist group in Mali

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