Report: UAE forces free British hostage from al Qaeda in Yemen

August 23, 2015 10:25 AM

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(CNN)A 64-year-old British oil engineer has been freed by United Arab Emirates forces in Yemen, 18 months after he was kidnapped while working in the country, the UAE's official news agency said.

Douglas Robert Semple was being held by al Qaeda in the southern Yemen port city of Aden, WAM reported Sunday.

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