US military tried to rescue American hostage in Yemen

A grab taken from a propaganda video released by al-Malahem Media on December 4, 2014 purportedly shows US hostage Luke Somers, 33, kidnapped more than a year ago in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, saying that his life is in dangerUS and Yemeni forces recently tried unsuccessfully to rescue an American journalist held by Al-Qaeda, which has now threatened to execute him, officials said Thursday. President Barack Obama last month approved the rescue operation to free a number of hostages, including US national Luke Somers, held by Al-Qaeda in Yemen, the White House and the Pentagon said.

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