Yemen says al Qaeda holding western hostages




 
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Yemen says al Qaeda holding western hostages
 
January 15th, 2013  
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Yemen says al Qaeda holding western hostages
SANAA (Reuters) - A Finnish couple and an Austrian man abducted in Yemen last month are being held by members of al Qaeda after being sold to the militant group by tribesmen, a senior Yemeni official said on Tuesday. The three Westerners, who were studying Arabic in Yemen, were snatched by gunmen in the capital Sanaa on December 21. An Interior Ministry official had said they were being held by tribesmen who were demanding a ransom. ...

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