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Al-Qaeda captive speaks after release

By Bloomberg
03 November 2018   |   7:00 am
Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda speaks about being captured by al-Qaeda forces in Syria: "To those who assisted to secure my release and to everyone who was worried about me, I deeply apologize"

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