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Yemeni Kidnapper Holds Swiss Hostages

A Yemeni kidnapper says he will kill his two Swiss hostages if the government uses force to try to free them.

The kidnapper, Hassan Mohammed al-Dhaman, says he will free the man and woman when his brother, who was recently arrested by Yemeni authorities, is freed.

The Swiss couple and the kidnapper spoke by telephone with journalists. The kidnapper says the hostages are being treated well and are in good health. The tourists were abducted in the province of Maarib.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.