American hostage in Yemen freed in military raid: Defense Ministry

December 6, 2014 8:19 AM

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SANAA (Reuters) - An operation by Yemen's armed forces early on Saturday freed an American hostage being held by al Qaeda and killed 10 members of the militant group holding him, the country's Defense Ministry said on its website.

It did not name the hostage, but said the operation took place in the Wadi Abdan Al Daqqar region of Shabwa Province in southern Yemen and targeted an al Qaeda group headed by Mubarak al-Harad.

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