Sunday, December 30, 2012

Al Qaeda Puts A Bounty On U.S. Ambassador In Yemen

U.S. Ambassador in Sanaa Gerald Feierstein speaks during his meeting with Yemen's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed Saeed al-Saidi in Sanaa May 2, 2012. (Reuters)

Al Qaeda's Yemen Branch Offers Bounty for Killing US Ambassador, Troops -- FOX News

Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen is offering a bounty of gold worth $160,000 to anyone who kills Gerald M. Feierstein, the U.S. ambassador to Yemen.

According to the Associated Press, the group announced that it will pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa or an American soldier in the country.

The group offered 3 kilograms of gold, worth about $160,000, for killing Feierstein, and said it will pay 5 million Yemeni riyals ($23,000) for anyone who kills an American soldier.

The offer is valid for six months, the AP reported.

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Update #1: Al Qaeda offers bounty for killing U.S. diplomat -- CBS/AP
Update #2: Al-Qaida offers bounty for US ambassador in Yemen -- RT

My Comment:
I guess the U.S. and its Ambassador are having an impact against Al Qaeda in Yemen.

1 comment:

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According to the U.S. Embassy website, Feierstein was sworn in on Sept. 17, 2010, as the U.S. ambassador to Yemen. Prior to his appointment, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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