US reveals attempt to rescue hostage in Yemen

  • The United States has said it had tried to rescue Luke Somers, the Britain-born American journalist who is being held hostage in Yemen by the al-Qaeda, according to media reports.

    The mission was authorized by President Barack Obama in November, officials said. But Somers was not found “though hostages of other nationalities were present and were rescued.”

    A man who identified himself as Somers has subsequently appeared in a militant video appealing for help to save his life.


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