6 Turkish Airlines personnel freed in Mali

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Posted: Nov 20, 2015 9:03 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Airlines says a sixth crew member has been freed from a hotel in Mali that was stormed by armed gunmen.

A statement from the company said Friday that one employee remains inside the hotel.

Five crew members — a station chief, two pilots and two flight attendants — were released earlier Friday.

A government official said It was not clear if they were released by the assailants or freed by the authorities. The official said he was not able to confirm reports that the hostages were asked to read from the Quran during the ordeal.

Turkish Airlines said company officials were in contact with the crew member still inside the hotel.