US Officials Negotiate Release of American Held in Yemen

ABC News' Martha Raddatz reports on the negotiations with the Houthi rebels operating in Yemen.
0:55 | 06/02/15

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Transcript for US Officials Negotiate Release of American Held in Yemen
Now to an American hostage freed this morning after secret talks with rebels in Yemen. Three other Americans still being held. And ABC's Martha Raddatz is in Washington with the latest. Reporter: Nothing but relief for the family of the 33-year-old freelance journalist Casey coombs told his mother in a brief conversation after his release, he suffered a back injury, but the associated press said that he was not badly treated. He had been trying to get out of Yemen as part of the ongoing evacuations there. He made it to the airport but was take on the houthi rebels who now control that country. Several other Americans as you said, who worked in Yemen for private industry are still being held. And the state department is trying to get them free. George. Okay, Martha, thanks very much.

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