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Yemeni Qaeda threatens to kill US hostage after failed rescue

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 dangerAl-Qaeda on Thursday threatened the imminent execution of an American journalist it kidnapped in Yemen, mocking as “foolish” a failed bid by US forces to free him. Al-Qaeda in Yemen released a video dated December 2014 naming the hostage as Luke Somers, 33, saying the photojournalist was kidnapped more than a year ago in Sanaa. US-based monitoring agency SITE Intelligence Group said Somers was seized in the Yemeni capital in September 2013. Nasser bin Ali Al-Ansi, of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), threatened in the video to kill Somers in three days if Washington fails to meet unspecified demands.

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