Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tribesmen in Abyan Release Russian Doctor

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By Fatik Al-Rodaini

Sana'a, Apr 13, 2011- Tribesmen in Yemen's southern province of Abyan released a Russian doctor on Wednesday after being kidnapped for more than one month.

Private sources said that kidnappers, who belong to Al-Mahfad district handed over the Russian doctor to the governor of Shabwa province.

In February, the Russian doctor was abducted by gunmen and taken to the town of Al-Mahfad district in the nearby province of Abyan.

The tribesmen kidnapped the doctor in retaliation for an air strike by the Yemeni air force on a suspected Al-Qaeda training camp two years ago, and they held the Russian doctor to force the authorities to hold accountable those who carried out the raid on Al-Majaala in December 2009.

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