Source: Agencies 18/05/2010
Saudi Arabia's intelligence forces have freed two German girls kidnapped nearly a year ago with their family in neighbouring Yemen.
The two children were part of a family of five, abducted along with four other people in the northern region of Saada last June.
Two German women and a Korean woman were found dead soon after.
Guido Westerwelle, the German foreign minister, said on Tuesday that the two girls were in relatively good health and would return home on Wednesday.
"The two girls are now in safe hands with the Saudi authorities," said Westerwelle.
"Considering the circumstances they are doing well."
Mansour al-Turki, a Saudi Arabian interior ministry spokesman, said Saudi intelligence forces, coordinating with Yemen, freed the two children along the Yemeni border.
He gave few details on the operation or on the fate of the other family members.
Westerwelle said he remained concerned about the three other German citizens who were abducted.
In December, Yemen's deputy defence minister accused al-Qaeda of the kidnapping