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British hostage freed in Yemen

A British hostage has been released following a UAE military intelligence operation in Yemen.

The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has announced that a hostage held in Yemen has been freed.

The Foreign Secretary said:

I’m pleased to confirm that a British hostage held in Yemen has been extracted by UAE forces in a military intelligence operation. The British national is safe and well, and is receiving support from British government officials. We are very grateful for the assistance of the UAE.

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