Russian Pilots Abducted in Sudan’s Darfur Freed, Ministry Says

Two Russian pilots abducted in Sudan’s western Darfur region and held for four months were freed on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ali al-Sadig said.

“The pilots were freed peacefully through the Sudanese security authorities,” al-Sadig said by phone from the capital, Khartoum, on Saturday.

The pilots were kidnapped by assailants in central Darfur’s capital, Zalingei, on Jan. 29. They were working for the African Union-United Nation Mission in Darfur’s contracted aviation company.

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