Americans, Driver And Translator Freed In Yemen After Tribal Kidnapping

May 25, 2010

Yemen (ChattahBox) – Two American tourists, their driver and a translator have all been released unharmed after a kidnapping by local tribesmen.

The four people were kidnapped by armed men during a trip outside of Sanaa, the Yemen capital.

After they were surrounded by local security forces and told to release the prisoners, they did so. However, it followed negotiations with local government that saw a tribesman taken into custody over a land dispute having his file reopened for investigation.

Kidnappings in the region are common, though most are released shortly after, and unharmed. There are 200 people listed as still missing after kidnappings in Yemen, including a German couple and a British man.



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