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Trump thanks UAE for its help in freeing US hostage Danny Burch in Yemen

Trump thanks UAE for its help in freeing US hostage Danny Burch in Yemen

Danny Burch, an American oil worker was abducted in 2017

US President Donald Trump has thanked the UAE for helping release American oil worker Danny Burch who was held hostage in Yemen.

Burch was kidnapped by Houthi rebels in 2017 after taking his children to school in Sanaa.

Taking to Twitter, Trump confirmed that Burch was “reunited” with his family and “recovering”.

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo also thanked the Emirates for its support.

“The UAE is pleased to have been able to assist the US in facilitating Mr. Burch’s release,” the UAE embassy in the US said on Twitter.

In late January, Reuters had reported that Burch was taken to Oman on a flight along with other senior Houthi leaders.

According to media reports, Burch had moved to Yemen in 2003 to work there and was employed at the Yemeni Safer oil company.

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