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Western professors freed in prisoner swap with Taliban
30 Nov 2019
Afghanistan has freed three Taliban figures for the release of two Western hostages. Officials hope the exchange will help rekindle peace talks with the militant group.
French special forces free four captives in Burkina Faso
11 May 2019
Two French people, an American and a South Korean were freed in the operation. The French military was at first unaware of two of the hostages.
Twenty hostages killed in Bangladesh cafe attack
2 Jul 2016
Twenty foreign hostages were killed at a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital, the army said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group that ended after a 10-hour siege when commandos stormed the building.