American captive in Yemen killed in rescue attempt

o6/12/2014 (Al Arabiya News – UAE): Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel confirmed on Saturday the death of al-Qaeda-held photojournalist Luke Somers during a rescue operation in Yemen.A relief group said al-Qaeda militants killed another hostage during the operation, reported to be South African teacher Pierre Korkie.President Barack Obama said the U.S. condemned what he described as the “barbaric murder” of Somers by al-Qaeda.”We received with sadness the news that Pierre was killed in an attempt by American Special Forces, in the early hours of this morning, to free hostages in Yemen,” Relief group Gift of the Givers it said in a statement on its website.Earlier, there were conflicting reports about the status of Somers who had been held by al-Qaeda.The Yemeni defense ministry had said on its website that an operation by Yemen’s armed forces early on Saturday freed photojournalist Luke Somers and led to the killing of 10 members of the militant group holding him,  Reuters reported…

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/12/06/Family-of-al-Qaeda-Yemen-hostage-plead-for-his-life.html

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