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Gambia secures release of Senegalese soldiers in Casamance

Dec 10, 2012, 9:46 AM

The Gambia has secured the release of eight Senegalese soldiers, who were captured by a faction of MFDC forces loyal to Salif Sarjo.

According to news aired on GRTS last evening, the release was held just a few days before the anniversary of their capture.

The men were picked up yesterday morning by a delegation of government officials dispatched to Casamance by President Yahya Jammeh.

Dr Njogu Bah, minister of presidential affairs, led the delegation comprising senior government officials, diplomats, and members of international committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

The team, according to GRTS, later proceeded to Dakar to hand over the soldiers to the Senegalese authorities.