Yemeni tribesmen release French hostage and her translator

Published March 19th, 2015 - 12:13 GMT

Yemeni tribesmen have released a French and a Yemeni woman that were being held hostage, Reuters has reported.

The women were kidnapped in February in Yemen's capital Sanaa while on their way to work, according to tribal sources.

Gunmen in the downtown area of the city abducted the women.

The pair were named as French national Isabelle Prime, who works for Yemen's Social Fund for Development, and her translator Shereen Makawi.

It is not yet clear if they were freed because of talks or if a ransom was paid.

 


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