‘ AL-QAEDA YEMEN PLACE BLAME FIRMLY AT DOOR OF WASHINGTON FOR DEATHS OF HOSTAGES ‘
#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON:Dec.11 – Al-Qaeda in Yemen has blamed Washington for the death of a US and South African hostage killed in a failed rescue attempt by US forces, Reuters reported.
The US president and his government “could have at least negotiated” the militants’ demands, said Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, representing the group.
His comments appeared in a video published on Thursday by the SITE Intelligence group, which monitors Islamist militants.“Despite our warning to him not to act foolishly” the US president “chose a military solution, which failed before and failed once again,” al-Ansi said.
American journalist Luke Somers, 33, and South African teacher Pierre Korkie, 56, were shot by the kidnappers during the raid on Saturday in the arid Wadi Abadan district of Shabwa.