Sunday, November 6, 2016

U.S. citizen held in Yemen for more than 18 months freed

Wallead Yusuf Pitts Luqman has been freed from Yemen. He has been detained for over a year's time and was held captive by Houthis. This group is made up of Shiite Muslims. Luqman, a former marine was abducted in April of 2015. He was teaching English in the country of Yemen but was already looking to leave and head back home. The government of Oman, a U.S. ally helped with the release of Luqman. He has finally been released following two others who have already been freed. Walled Luqman's wife has also publicly made sure to urge his forthcoming back to the U.S. 

Alexa Ortiz

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