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Two US Citizens Held in Yemen Freed: Oman State Media

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epa05567213 Armed Houthi supporters attend a gathering to mobilize more fighters into several battlefronts, in Sana'a, Yemen, 02 October 2016. According to reports, the Houthi rebels mobilized more fighters to support their militias and allied troops fighting Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces in several positions across war-torn Yemen. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB
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MUSCAT: Two US citizens “held” in Yemen have been freed and were taken to Oman on Saturday after mediation by authorities in the Gulf nation, the state-run Oman News Agency reported.

The agency, quoting an Omani foreign ministry spokesman, said the two Americans were brought to Oman aboard an aircraft that earlier Saturday flew to the Yemeni capital to evacuate those wounded in air strikes on a funeral in Sana’a last week.

It did not identify the US nationals.