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President Obama states case for raid

Posted by wlpo on December 7, 2014

President Barack Obama said Saturday he authorized the failed attempt to rescue American Luke Somers in Yemen because the U.S. had information the American photojournalist’s life was in imminent danger. Authorities said Somers, who was kidnapped in September 2013, and a South African teacher, Pierre Korkie, were killed by their Al-Qaeda captors during the rescue operation this past week.

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