Obama condemns 'barbaric murder' of U.S. hostage in Yemen

Obama speaks at the Summit on College Opportunity while at the Ronald Reagan Building in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned the “barbaric murder” by al Qaeda of U.S. hostage Luke Somers in Yemen during a rescue attempt by U.S. forces. “On behalf of the American people, I offer my deepest condolences to Luke’s family and to his loved ones,” he said in a statement. “As this and previous hostage rescue operations demonstrate, the United States will spare no effort to use all of its military, intelligence and diplomatic capabilities to bring Americans home safely, wherever they are located. …

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