UPI reports that "Eight hostages, including a U.S. military instructor, were freed Tuesday in a raid in Yemen against their al-Qaida kidnappers."
"Yemen's Supreme Security Committee announced the information, adding seven al-Qaida members were killed, although not disclosing the nationality of the foreign hostage. A Yemeni government source told Al Jazeera he was an American who worked as an instructor at the al-Anad military base, adding the rescue mission occurred near the base."
"It was not clear when the eight were abducted. The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa offered no comment."