Australian Hostage Appears in Video

People all over the world have been looking towards Yemen because of an incident involving an Australian hostage. This situation has been getting national coverage, and some were beginning to lose faith that the citizen would be alright. A recent update has people looking towards the situation once more. According to BBC News, the Australian hostage has appeared in a video. The news has the Australian government as well as the friends and family of the hostage looking for ways the man can be brought home safely.

The news of this update arose very early Friday morning. BBC News is reporting that the captors of Craig Bruce McAllister, released video footage of the man. The footage was about 24 seconds long and shows McAllister stating that he was unharmed, but was being detained by a group in Yemen. McAllister’s kidnapping is one of many that has taken place in the nation.

Because of the new information, people are wondering what action the Australian government will take. BBC News is also reporting that the nation has previously stated in other situations similar to this, that it does not pay money to kidnappers and those that threaten the nation. No response as to how Australia will be dealing with the circumstances has been released either. McAllister is a youth football coach and had been living in Yemen for several years before the incident took place. Unfortunately, the kidnapping of foreigners happens quite often in the nation.

The safety of McAllister is a very serious concern for his family and loved ones. While people are relieved that he appears to be unharmed, many are looking for the government to take swift action against his kidnappers and find a way to bring him out of this situation safely. As the story develops, many will continue to hope for McAllister’s safe return.

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