An Italian aid worker kidnapped in South Darfur, Sudan, in August is now free, his employer has confirmed.
Medical aid group Emergency said Francesco Azzara has been released and is now back in Italy. Azzara was abducted Aug. 14, in the town of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state, where he was working as a logistics specialist for Emergency.
In a statement on its website, Emergency thanked Sudanese authorities it said were instrumental in Azzara’s release. The group also expressed sympathy to aid workers and other people still held hostages in various countries.
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