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Strongly condemn the barbaric murder of Luke Somers: Barack Obama

Dec 07, 2014    

Washington: US President Barack Obama said on Saturday he authorised the attempt to rescue American Luke Somers in Yemen because the US had information that the American photojournalist's life was in imminent danger.Shortly before the White House statement, Yemen's national security chief said militants had planned to kill Somers on Saturday. On Thursday, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula posted a video online threatening to kill the American.Authorities said Somers, who was kidnapped in September 2013, and a South African teacher, Pierre Korkie, died in the rescue operation that Obama said wa...

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