Release of French hostages'imminent': Al-Arabiya TV

31st August 2004, Comments 0 comments

DUBAI, Aug 31 (AFP) - The release of two French journalists held hostage in Iraq is "imminent", Al-Arabiya television reported Tuesday, citing unidentified sources of the Dubai-based channel.

DUBAI, Aug 31 (AFP) - The release of two French journalists held hostage in Iraq is "imminent", Al-Arabiya television reported Tuesday, citing unidentified sources of the Dubai-based channel.  

The station reported the news in an on-scree flash, without providing any details.  

Contacted by AFP, Al-Arabiya would not give details on its sources.  

Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, who went missing August 20, are being held by a Sunni Muslim group calling itself the Islamic Army of Iraq.  

The group gave France an initial 48-hour ultimatum to revoke a controversial law banning Islamic headscarves from state schools but has extended its ultimatum by 24 hours to Tuesday night.

 

© AFP

 

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