Cameroon frees hundreds of Boko Haram hostages

Cameroon’s army, with backing from a regional anti-Boko Haram task force, have killed at least 100 fighters from the Nigerian armed group and freed 900 people it had held hostage, the army and defence ministry said on Wednesday. “In the course of this operation, at least 100 members of Boko[…]

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Yemen’s Houthis release foreign hostages

Two US citizens, one British national and three Saudis held for months by Yemen’s Houthi group, have been freed and have arrived in Oman, according to British and Omani officials as well as Houthi sources. Their release appeared to be a goodwill gesture before talks between Houthis and the UN[…]

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Korkie not among freed hostages

Kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie was not among the hostages freed by Yemeni troops, the Gift of the Givers said on Tuesday. “We have received confirmation from credible sources that the hostage freed is not Pierre but an American citizen who is now already in the US Embassy,” Gift of[…]

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Yemen troops free al-Qaeda hostages

Yemeni security forces have freed seven Yemeni hostages and a foreigner in a raid in which seven al-Qaeda kidnappers were also killed, the country’s supreme security committee said. The committee did not disclose the nationality of the foreign hostage, but a Yemeni government source said he was a US military[…]

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Turkish hostages seized in Iraq freed

Forty-six Turkish hostages seized by fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June have been brought safely back to Turkey by the country’s intelligence agency, according to Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s prime minister. The Turkish hostages, including diplomats, soldiers and[…]

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