Qaeda group blames Obama for Yemen hostage deaths

Al-Qaeda blamed US President Barack Obama for the deaths of two hostages -- an American photojournalist and a South African teacher -- during a failed rescue attempt over the weekend, in a video message released Thursday.

AFP| Updated: Dec 11, 2014, 12:37 PM IST

Sanaa: Al-Qaeda blamed US President Barack Obama for the deaths of two hostages -- an American photojournalist and a South African teacher -- during a failed rescue attempt over the weekend, in a video message released Thursday.

"Obama made the wrong decision, and signed the death warrant for his American compatriot" Luke Somers, who along with South African national Pierre Korkie was killed on Saturday, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula official Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi said in the video.