Al Qaeda Group Threatens American Hostage in New Video – WLS

December 4, 2014 - photo frame

Al Qaeda‘s Yemen associate Wednesday night showed an American warrant on camera for a initial time, who officials contend was a design of a U.S. rescue try final week, melancholy to kill him in 3 days if President Obama doesn’t “meet a demands.”

Luke Somers, a 33-year aged photojournalist and interpreter, was abducted underneath puzzling resources in a Yemeni collateral Sana’a 14 months ago. He seemed during a finish of a new video in eyeglasses and a button-down shirt — looking some-more skinny than in past photos before to his chains — and finished a 30-second matter pleading for help.

“I’m looking for any assistance that can get me out of this situation. I’m certain that my life is in danger. So as we lay here now, we ask if anything can be done, greatfully let it be done. Thank we really much,” Somers says, afterwards dips his head.

The three-minute fasten starts with comparison al Qaeda in a Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) central Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi seated during a table and holding a sheaf of papers that he solemnly reads from. After voicing a horde of grievances over U.S. counter-terrorism operations in Yemen, Iraq, Somalia and Pakistan, a henna-bearded Al-Ansi pronounced AQAP is giving President Obama “a time-frame of 3 days from a distribution of this matter to accommodate a final about that they are aware.”

“Otherwise, a American warrant hold by us will accommodate his unavoidable fate,” he adds chillingly in his Arabic statement. “We advise Obama and a American supervision of a consequences of move forward in any other ridiculous action.”

Al-Ansi did not contend what a apprehension group’s specific final were and comparison U.S. and Yemeni officials on Wednesday night did not seem certain themselves, solely to assume that AQAP might be meddlesome in a restrained exchange.

The Naval Special Warfare Development Group, famous as DEVGRU and SEAL Team Six, raided a remote site in Yemen on Nov. 25 and discovered a organisation of Yemeni and Saudi hostages — though they after schooled that Somers, their primary goal objective, had been private from a cavern formidable dual days earlier, according to a counter-terrorism official.

At a time of his constraint Somers was operative as a translator for a National Dialogue Conference in Sana’a. Little has been pronounced publicly about his plight, in gripping with western governments’ use of gripping hostages out of a media spotlight during negotiations or efforts to giveaway them by force.

Somers arrived in Yemen in 2010 on a training visa though incited to broadcasting while vital there and photographed municipal protests, according to Yemeni news reports and print group images he shot, that seemed on websites such as a BBC.

The Yemeni collateral has turn increasingly dangerous this year amid clashes between supervision army and Houthi tribes as good as core-al Qaeda’s many fatal affiliate, Al Qaeda in a Arabian Peninsula.

Al Qaeda also has called regularly for supporters to kidnap westerners for release or domestic precedence and AQAP has targeted both a U.S. homeland and a U.S. envoy in Sana’a.

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