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Rare And Risky U.S. Raid Frees Hostages In Yemen06:33

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U.S. Special Operations Forces conducted a pre-dawn mission on Tuesday to rescue eight hostages being held by an al-Qaida affiliate in a remote part of eastern Yemen. Yemeni officials say the freed captives were six Yemeni citizens, a Saudi and an Ethiopian.

They flew secretly to a location near the border with Saudi Arabia, then hiked some distance to a cave where they surprised the militants, killing seven militants and freeing the hostages.

Eric Schmitt is covering the story for The New York Times joins Here & Now's Lisa Mullins with details.


This segment aired on November 26, 2014.

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