GENEVA (AP) — An online monitor of jihadi groups says al-Qaida’s north Africa wing has released a new video of a Swiss woman taken hostage in Mali in January.
In the video flagged by SITE Intelligence Group and posted on social media late Thursday, Swiss national Beatrice Stockly noted a date of May 17 and said she could not bear too much heat, but was well.
The video from al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb did not appear to make any new demands. The group has previously demanded the release of fighters imprisoned in Mali and Niger in exchange for Stockly’s release.
Switzerland’s Foreign Ministry has called for Stockly’s unconditional release. She had been briefly abducted back in 2012 and was kidnapped again on Jan. 7 by militants who invaded her Timbuktu home.
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