French hostage Isabelle Prime freed in Yemen

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The 30-year-old, who worked as a consultant on a World Bank-funded project, was seized in the capital Sanaa in February.

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Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime, who was kidnapped in war-ravaged Yemen on February 24, has been freed and will return home "in the coming hours", the French presidency said late Thursday, reports The Economic Times.

"Our compatriot Isabelle Prime has been freed tonight," the statement read.

She is currently under French protection, the statement said, without giving further detail on when or where she would arrive back in the country.

There is no confirmation yet on the identity of her kidnappers.  ..