Thoughts and prayers for his family.
The media reported recently on an al-Qaeda video threatening to kill U.S. hostage Luke Somers in Yemen. Early this morning his family announced he was killed in a failed rescue attempt:
CAIRO (AP)– The sister of American photojournalist Luke Somers says he has been killed in a failed rescue attempt in Yemen.
Lucy Somers told The Associated Press on Saturday that she learned of her 33-year-old brother’s death from FBI agents. There was no immediate comment from Washington.
Lucy Somers said: “We ask that all of Luke’s family members be allowed to mourn in peace.”
Luke Somers was abducted in September 2013 in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. This week, the Pentagon confirmed it launched an earlier failed raid to rescue him. (link)