Saturday, December 06, 2014


A follow-up rescue attempt after the initial raid in Yemen failed to free an American held by local al Qaeda terrorists resulted in the death of the American.

The Pentagon announced a second attempt on Friday to free an American and others in Yemen:

Yesterday, by order of the President of the United States, U.S. Special Operations Forces conducted a mission in Yemen to rescue a U.S. citizen, Luke Somers, and any other foreign nationals held hostage with him by Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorists. There were compelling reasons to believe Mr. Somers' life was in imminent danger.

This was a follow-up attempt after the first raid.

An article says the second victim was a South African.

A U.S. journalist and a South African teacher held by al Qaeda militants in Yemen were killed alongside 10 of their captors during a rescue attempt by U.S. and Yemeni forces, senior officials said on Saturday.

The American was initially rescued but died from his wounds shortly thereafter.

It is unclear if Somers and Korkie were the only ones killed, or if others held were missing or moved.

Sometimes things don't go right, no matter how good you are.