Yemeni Al-Qaeda Affiliate Threatens Life Of American Hostage
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a video Wednesday threatening to kill, Luke Somers, an American journalist held hostage since 2013.By Jake Godin | December 4, 2014
An Al-Qaeda affiliate based out of Yemen released a video Wednesday evening threatening to kill an American journalist by the end of the week if the U.S. doesn’t meet its demands.
Asking for help, the hostage identifies himself as Luke Somers, a 33-year-old British-born American who was kidnapped over a year ago. (Video via YouTube / ع مجاهد)
According to the National Yemen Newspaper, Somers had worked at multiple Yemeni newspapers and was an active photojournalist during the country’s 2011 revolution. When he was kidnapped in 2013, he was working as a translator. (Video via YouTube / قناة ppryemen)