Didier Francois with French President Francois Hollande
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Released French hostage Didier Francois 'really happy'

One of the French journalists released after spending 10 months in captivity in Syria has spoken of his relief at being freed.

Didier Francois told the BBC's Newshour radio programme that he was "really happy" that he, along with colleagues Nicolas Henin, Edouard Elias and Pierre Torre had survived the incarceration by suspected Islamist rebels.

The men were greeted by their families and President Francois Hollande on arrival in France.

  • 20 Apr 2014
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