Al-Qaeda affiliates in Mali have released a video that purports to show six foreign hostages, three of which are Christian missionaries from Colombia, Switzerland and Australia.
The online terrorist monitoring organization SITE Intelligence Group has reported that the recently formed militant coalition Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, which is a group of three terrorist organizations that merged and pledged their allegiance to al-Qaeda in March, released a proof-of-life video on July 1 showing the six foreign captives.
The six hostages featured in the video include Beatrice Stockly, a Swiss missionary; Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a Colombian nun; and Ken Elliott, an 82-year-old Australian surgeon. Stephen McGowan of South Africa, Iulian Ghergut of Romania and Sophie Petronin of France were also featured in the footage.
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