French hostages in Iraq 'still alive': Raffarin

13th October 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Oct 13 (AFP) - Two French journalists taken hostage in Iraq in August are still alive, and "indirect" negotiations have resumed to try to free them, French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin told officials Wednesday.

PARIS, Oct 13 (AFP) - Two French journalists taken hostage in Iraq in August are still alive, and "indirect" negotiations have resumed to try to free them, French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin told officials Wednesday.  

Reporters Georges Malbrunot of Le Figaro newspaper and Christian Chesnot of Radio France International, kidnapped August 20 with their Syrian driver, are "safe," according to information Raffarin passed on, politicians who met with him said.

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