British hostage released in Libya after five months

British hostage released in Libya after five months


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London (AFP) – British schoolteacher David Bolam has been released after nearly five months of captivity in Libya, reportedly after payment of a ransom to his Islamist captors.

“Glad that David Bolam is safe & well after his ordeal and has been reunited with his family, who we have been supporting since he was taken,” Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond wrote on Twitter.

Bolam was kidnapped by militants in May in Libya’s second city Benghazi, much of which is under the control of Islamists.

Head teacher at the international school in Benghazi, he is reportedly 53 years old and from Shropshire in western England

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