August 23, 2015 / 8:24 AM / 2 years ago

Emirati forces in Yemen's Aden free British hostage: WAM

CAIRO (Reuters) - United Arab Emirates forces based in Yemen’s port city of Aden have freed a British hostage who had been held by al Qaeda, state news agency WAM said on Sunday.

The hostage, who went missing in Feb. 2014, was taken to Abu Dhabi on a military plane on Saturday night, the agency said.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan spoke to British Prime Minister David Cameron to tell him about the release on Saturday, WAM added.

Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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