Trump announces return of hostage held in Yemen for 18 months

Danny Burch, a U.S. citizen held hostage by Yemeni rebels for 18 months, has been released, President Trump tweeted Monday.

Burch had spent years working for a Yemeni oil company when he was abducted in September 2017, The New York Times says. Reuters reported that Burch was released to Oman in January 2018, but Trump said he had just been released and "reunited with his wife and children."

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