American Hostage Luke Somers Killed In Failed Rescue Mission
U.S. officials confirmed Saturday American photojournalist Luke Somers was killed when U.S. forces attempted to rescue him from Al-Qaeda in Yemen.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | December 6, 2014
U.S. officials are condemning the murder of 33-year-old American photojournalist Luke Somers, killed by militants in Yemen on Friday.
“My name is Luke Somers … I’m looking for any help that can get me out of this situation. I’m certain that my life is in danger,” Somers said. (Video via YouTube / ع مجاهد)
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, released that video Thursday. The group abducted Somers a year ago in Sanaa while he was working there as a freelance journalist. (Video via Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium)