The two American tourists kidnapped Monday morning by tribesmen in the outskirt of the Capital Sana'a will be released within a few hours, official sources said Monday.
"A security campaign arrived at Bani Mansour area, in Al-Haima Al-Dakhelia district, 70 km west of Sana'a, where the hostages are held, to release them," Al Haima Al Dakhelia district commander, Abdullah Al-Dhobiany, told the Ruling Party almotamar.net website.
The Yemeni translator and driver were also abducted with the American couple. The district commander said that they would be released in few hours, pointing out to the approval of the kidnaper to hand the hostages over to the local authorities.
The kidnappers are from the Shardah tribe, in Al Haima Al-Dakhelia district. They demanded the release of Mahmoud Shardah, member of local council in the district, who is imprisoned by authorities over land dispute.