Arrests Made In French Citizens Kidnapping

Three alleged kidnappers of two French citizens have been arrested in Mali. Phillipe Verdon and Serge Lazarevic were grabbed at gun-point on November 23 in Hombori, Mali. According to one official, the three men were "subcontractors" for Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) and the hostages are now in their hands. There is no word yet as to the fate of their French captives.