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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Hagel: U.S. hostage ‘murdered’ in Yemen...........

Al-Qaeda terrorists in Yemen killed an American journalist after U.S. commandos staged another risky operation Friday to free the young man after his captors had threatened to execute him.
In a statement, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that U.S. special operations forces conducted the raid in central Yemen because the life of Luke Somers, the American journalist, appeared to be in “imminent danger.”
“Both Mr. Somers and a second non-U.S. citizen hostage were murdered by the AQAP (al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) terrorists during the course of the operation,” Hagel said during a visit to Afghanistan. “On behalf of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces, I extend our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to their families and loved ones.”