Saturday, December 6, 2014

British-born U.S. photo-journo killed in #Yemen by al-Qaida militants: AP

Luke Somers, 33, an American photojournalist held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen has been killed in a failed rescue attempt.Lucy Somers sister of the slain journalist told The Associated Press that she learned of her 33-year-old brother Luke Somers' death from FBI agents.

On September 17, 2013, American photojournalist Luke Somers was kidnapped in Sana. He was sold by his kidnappers to (AQAP) Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Yemen.President Barack Obama last month authorized a secret raid to rescue Luke Somers,Somers was not at the targeted location, although other hostages were freed, an U.S. officials has said.