Alwaght- The Yemeni Ansarullah resistance movement released two American nationals held in the Arab country as a humanitarian Measure.
The two prisoners left Yemen for Oman after a “complicated diplomatic arrangement”, the US foreign minister, John Kerry told reporters in the Swiss city of Lausanne. The two prisoners were not identified.
The arrangement included airlifts for the Yemenis injured in a deadly Saudi bombing against a funeral in Sanaa, the top US diplomat said.
He said Washington was “very pleased” with the release of its nationals and vowed to “continue to work on other hostage situations here and elsewhere.”
A Yemeni official, speaking on condition of anonymity, also confirmed the release, saying they have left the capital city of Sanaa.
Omani state television also broadcasted footage of the captives disembarking from a plane belonging to the country’s royal air force.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Kerry noted that his country was discussing a ceasefire in Yemen with Saudi officials, with more information on the issue likely coming out on Sunday.
“We are working very hard to get a framework in Yemen which will change the dynamics and move that to the table as soon as possible,” the top US diplomat added.
Yemen has seen almost daily military attacks by Saudi Arabia since late March 2015, with the UN putting the toll from the aggression at more than 10,000.