BY SAMI ABOUDI AND ERIC WALSH
Two U.S. citizens, one British national and three Saudis held for months by Yemen’s Houthi group were freed on Sunday and have arrived in Oman, U.S., British and Omani officials and Houthi sources said.
Their release appeared to be a goodwill gesture ahead of talks between Yemen’s dominant Houthis with the United Nations envoy to Yemen on efforts to end nearly six months of fighting.
Oman’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement it had worked with Yemeni authorities in Sanaa to ensure the release of the Americans.
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