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Freed Hostages Include US Military Instructor

UPI reports that “Eight hostages, including a U.S. military instructor, were freed Tuesday in a raid in Yemen against their al-Qaida kidnappers.”  

“Yemen’s Supreme Security Committee announced the information, adding seven al-Qaida members were killed, although not disclosing the nationality of the foreign hostage. A Yemeni government source told Al Jazeera he was an American who worked as an instructor at the al-Anad military base, adding the rescue mission occurred near the base.”  

“It was not clear when the eight were abducted. The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa offered no comment.”

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