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U.S. journalist Casey Coombs freed by Yemen's Houthi rebels
U.S. journalist Casey Coombs freed by Yemen's Houthi rebels

An American freelance journalist who had been held by insurgents in Yemen since last month has been freed, U.S. officials said Monday. News of the release of Casey Coombs, one of several Americans believed to have been detained by the Shiite Muslim rebels known as Houthis, came as a video surfaced of a French woman, who was being held separately in Yemen, tearfully pleading for her freedom. The State Department confirmed that the U.S. journalist, Coombs, had arrived in the Persian Gulf state of Oman. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters in Washington that he was in “stable” condition but provided no details. Coombs’ release coincided with deadly...

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