Malian officials free hundreds of jailed jihadists

– – Officials in Mali have freed more than 100 jihadists jailed for carrying out violent acts. The prisoners were released in the central region of Niono and in Tessalit in the north. They arrived by plane, according to officials. An unnamed lawmaker in Tessalit, told the AFP that “large numbers of jihadist prisoners” arrived on Sunday. The release according to media reporting is part of negotiations to secure the release of a prominent Malian politician and a kidnapped French charity worker. A source was quoted by AFP as saying…

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