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Yemen's al-Qaida blames Obama for hostage deaths

Dec 11, 2014

Yemen's al-Qaida blames Obama for hostage deaths

Nasr bin Ali al-Ansi's video message, posted on one of the group's Twitter accounts, is its first comment since Luke Somers and Pierre Korkie were killed when US special forces attacked an al-Qaida safe house attempting to rescue the pair. #Terrorism #US #Al-Qaeda #Middle East #NewsTracker #Yemen #South Africa #ransom #Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula #militants #Jihadists #Ransom payments to al-Qaeda #Luke Somers #US forces rescue ops #Pierre Korkie
US 'did not know' about imminent Yemen hostage release

Dec 08, 2014

US 'did not know' about imminent Yemen hostage release

South African relief organisation Gift of the Givers said they had negotiated for Korkie to be freed and had notified his widow Yolande that he would be home soon. #Terrorism #US #Al-Qaeda #Middle East #NewsTracker #Yemen #South Africa #ransom #Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula #militants #Jihadists #Ransom payments to al-Qaeda #Luke Somers #US forces rescue ops #Pierre Korkie
Yemen's al Qaeda threatens US hostage in new Islamic State-like video

Dec 05, 2014

Yemen's al Qaeda threatens US hostage in new Islamic State-like video

In a video post of their own, Somers' mother and brother said Somers was "only trying to do good things for the Yemeni population" and pleaded with his captors to spare him. #US #NewsTracker #Yemen #Arab Spring #Islamic militancy #Luke Somers #Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi #al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula
Al-Qaeda plotting to bomb US airliner during Olympics report

Jul 01, 2012

Al-Qaeda plotting to bomb US airliner during Olympics report

Al-Qaeda is plotting to blow up an American airliner in the run-up to this month's London Olympics and has trained a Norwegian Muslim convert in an attempt to evade airport security, a media report said today. #Islamic terrorism #Al-Qaeda #Yemen #Arabian Peninsula #Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula