I had thought that some of them were released.. Like 300 were originally kidnapped, and 100 or so were returned. Thst was the impression I had got from the articles I read about it. and another 9 were just taken as well.
...to get the facts sometimes.
This article addresses the numbers and claim of release from the report you posted and indicates that the report of release turned out to be wrong. Not sure ... but here's the link. It's toward the bottom.
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