Yemen conflict: Two US hostages freed

Yemen conflict: Two US hostages freed
 

Two US citizens held by Houthi rebels in Yemen have been released and flown to neighbouring Oman, the US says.
The Americans, who were not identified, left the country together with Yemenis hurt in a recent funeral bombing, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.
The US thanked Oman for mediating and acknowledged the "humanitarian gesture" from the rebels.
Yemen has been devastated by a war between government forces and those allied to the Houthi rebel movement.
More than 6,800 people have been killed since March 2015, the majority in air strikes by a Saudi-led multinational... read more

 
15 October 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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