An American teacher who was teaching at an English language school in Sanaa, the capital city of terrorist hotbed Yemen, was abducted by gunmen, according to his colleagues.
“Armed men in civilian clothes entered the school and forced the teacher into their car as bewildered colleagues and students looked on.
“‘We were shocked when the armed group entered the building. They got to his office and took him to an unknown location,’ a Yemeni teacher at the school said.”
Be prepared for a strongly worded statement to be issued from President Obama.
His State Department is already issuing a hush notice, citing privacy concerns.
“We are aware of reports of U.S. citizens being held in Yemen,” a U.S. State Department spokeswoman told Reuters. “Privacy considerations prevent us from commenting further on this case.”
Yemen, torn by civil war, has been a dangerous zone for outsiders for years.
Shiite rebels – Houthis – took over Sanaa in 2014. But as Fox News reported, it’s not yet clear if the Houthis, who’ve abducted foreigners on previous occasions, are responsible for the armed kidnapping of the American teacher.
News from Yemen say the teacher was taken on suspicion of espionage, an accusation the Houthis have slung at others they’ve abducted in recent times.
And there’s this:
“The Houthis accuse the U.S. of arming and supporting the Saudi-backed coalition which has intervened in the conflict to aid Yemeni government forces,” Fox News reported. “Oman had previously facilitated the release of two other Americans held by the Houthis.”
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