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American Held in Yemen Released, Evacuated

An armed man loyal to the Houthi movement holds his weapon as he gathers to protest against the Saudi-backed exiled government deciding to cut off the Yemeni central bank from the outside world, in the capital Sanaa, Yemen August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
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An American citizen being held in Yemen has been released and evacuated from the war-torn country to Oman.

The Omani state news agency ONA said the unidentified man was flown to the sultanate aboard an Omani military aircraft, along with several Yemenis wounded in the war.

Last month, Oman – a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council – helped free two other Americans held by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. They also were taken to Muscat before they returned home.

The United Nations estimates that more than 10,000 people have been killed since the Saudi-led coalition began military operations in Yemen in March last year, trying to restore ousted President Abd-Rabu Mansour Hadi to power.

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