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‘UAE forces rescue British hostage in Yemen’


A British oil engineer held prisoner by terrorists in Yemen for 18 months has been freed in a UAE intelligence operation...


A British oil engineer held prisoner by terrorists in Yemen for 18 months has been freed in a UAE intelligence operation. Robert Semple, 64, was rescued by Emirati troops operating from the southern port city of Aden. “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 foreign secretary Philip Hammond said. “I’m so pleased for the family of the British hostage in Yemen who has been released safe and well. Thanks to the UAE for their help,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron. Mr Semple was flown by UAE military aircraft from Aden to Abu Dhabi, where he was received by the British ambassador and taken to hospital for medical checks.

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The National, Gulf News, Khaleej Times, Arabian Business, Emirates 24-7


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