WASHINGTON: ‘ US MISSION & FAILED RESCUE BY SPECIAL FORCES & LUKE SOMERS MURDERED ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – Dec.06 – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says that American Luke Somers and a second hostage being held by terrorists in Yemen were “murdered” during a rescue attempt ordered by President Barack Obama AP reported. 

' American Luke Somers '

‘ American Luke Somers ‘

In a statement issued Saturday, Hagel said there were “compelling reasons to believe Somers’ life was in imminent danger.”

He says that Somers and a second non-U.S. citizen were “murdered by AQAP terrorists during the mission.” He did not identify the second hostage.

Hagel says that several terrorists were also killed in the mission carried out by U.S. special forces.  

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'American Luke Somers and a second hostage being held by terrorists in Yemen were "murdered" during a rescue attempt ordered by President Barack Obama '

‘American Luke Somers and a second hostage being held by terrorists in Yemen were “murdered” during a rescue attempt ordered by President Barack Obama ‘

The White House was insistent Thursday that President Obama acted “promptly” to try to rescue American hostage Luke Somers from al Qaeda in Yemen, approving the risky special operations mission two days after receiving a military plan – but possibly well after Somers had already been moved.

“It’s difficult for me to get into details because the details of this mission are classified. But I can tell you that once there was concrete information and a plan in place, the President promptly authorized this mission because of concern of U.S. men in uniform and the safety of Mr. Somers,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today.

“Regrettably, when the operation was executed, Luke was not present, though hostages of other nationalities were present and they were rescued… The President authorized this mission both because of his concern for the safety of our U.S. men and women in uniform, but also for the safety of Somers,” he added.

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‘ SOUTH KOREAN TRAWLER ORYONG 501 OFF CHUKOTA WILL RESUME WEDNESDAY MORNING ‘

#AceWorldNews – SOUTH KOREA – Dec.02 – Latest update from Tass has stated that the search for sailors from South Korean trawler Oryong 501 which sank off Russia’s Far-Eastern Chukotka Peninsula will continue on Wednesday morning, TASS reported.

C-130 Hercules air-plane of the US Coast Guard will carry out a new flight at the area of the search operation after the first flight brought no results.

Five fishing vessels are continuing to search for 54 missing sailors after seven were saved on Monday.

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#SouthAfrica : `Rescuers trying to reach over 200 trapped illegal Miners’

AceWorldNews says that according to the latest report from JOHANNESBURG and Reuters that all rescue services in South Africa are trying to reach more than 200 illegal miners reported trapped underground in an abandoned gold shaft in a suburb just east of Johannesburg, an emergency services spokesman said on Sunday.

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” Two Dead and Seven Injured as Train Derails in the French Alps”

#AceBreakingNews says `2 dead, 7 injured as train derails in French Alpsfirefighters

cropped-header-breaking-news.jpgThere are at least two dead and seven have been injured as a train derailed in French Alps, according to AFP citing the firefighters.

The train, traveling from the coastal city of Nice, was en route to the town of Digne-les-Bains, capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, when the accident happened.

According to preliminary information, the train hit a rock on the track and one of the cars derailed, said firefighters.

Three medical teams and a helicopter were sent to the scene. A rescue operation to free those trapped in the train continues.

Photo – Le #train qui a déraillé se trouve a flanc de colline (Nice Matin)#déraillement pic.twitter.com/dK3Mbudo7V

— Arnaud Tousch (@nanotousch) February 8, 2014

Photo aérienne impressionante du #train qui a déraillépic.twitter.com/biHDRZLVZe (Nice Matin) #déraillement #pignes

— Arnaud Tousch (@nanotousch) February 8, 2014

 

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