Go Back  

US Hostage Luke Somers Killed in Yemen in Rescue Op 

Current Rating:

Join NowJoin Now
  #1  
Old 12-06-2014, 06:05 AM
gatagato's Avatar
gatagato
Offline:
★ Moderator ★
Poster Rank:180
Male
Join Date: Jul 2009
Contributions: 367
 
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Quoted: 854 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
5/20 15/20
Today Posts
1/11 sssss5488
US Hostage Luke Somers Killed in Yemen in Rescue Op

American hostage Luke Somers' sister says she has learned from the FBI that her brother was killed in a failed rescue attempt in Yemen. Earlier this week, Yemeni Al-Qaeda militants released a video threatening to kill him.

Click image for larger version

Name:	luke-somers.si.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	201.4 KB
ID:	591331
US hostage Luke Somers, 33, kidnapped more than a year ago in the Yemeni capital Sanaa (AFP Photo / HO / Al-Malahem Media)

Quote:
"We ask that all of Luke's family members be allowed to mourn in peace," AP cited Lucy Somers as saying.

Earlier on Saturday, an anonymous Yemeni security official told the agency that there was a suspected US drone attack in the south of Yemen, which killed at least 9 alleged Al-Qaeda militants.

Yemen's Defense Ministry, meanwhile, said on its website that an American hostage held by al Qaeda was freed as a result of an operation early Saturday by Yemeni armed forces, during which 10 militants were killed, Reuters reports.
It was not immediately clear whether the American hostage the Yemenis were talking about was Somers.

US State Department has so far said there were conflicting reports over the outcome of the rescue operation in Yemen.

However, a senior American official told The New York Times that Somers was killed during a rescue attempt by US commandos late Friday.

Somers’ captors allegedly shot him while they were being attacked by US troops, according to the source. The badly wounded hostage was flown to a US naval ship in the region, where he died from his injuries.
Luke Somers, a British-born American citizen, worked as a photojournalist for the Yemen Times. He was kidnapped more than a year ago in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Several days ago, Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni wing, Al Qaeda on the Arabic Peninsula (AQAP), released a video threatening to kill Somers if their demands were not met.

Somers is believed to be one of the hostages US Special Operations commandos and Yemeni troops failed to rescue in an operation conducted a week ago. Eight hostages were then freed, but five others were moved elsewhere by the militants and remained in captivity.

Kidnappings of foreigners have lately been on the rise in Yemen, home to Al-Qaeda’s most active branch, according to Washington.

To counter AQAP, the US has been training Yemen's military on-the-ground and launching drone attacks on the militants.

http://rt.com/usa/212039-yemen-hostage-killed-rescue/

Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to gatagato For This Useful Post:
Azimuth, FunkPumpkin, K9Grip, katzmeow, kellyhound, Kelseecat65
  #2  
Old 12-06-2014, 09:20 AM
BryanXavier's Avatar
BryanXavier
Offline:
Fiscally Irresponsible
Poster Rank:72
Male
Join Date: Dec 2009
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Quoted: 4815 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
13/20 14/20
Today Posts
1/11 ssss12986
Re: US Hostage Luke Somers Killed in Yemen in Rescue Op

Yeah that sucks. I read that, too when I got up.

Obama's going to save face I figure and tear some shot up in Yemen.

__________________
You are just being confused by the creamy goodness of the potatoes and cream and butter. - Viking64 (2009-2016)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-06-2014, 01:04 PM
Azimuth's Avatar
Azimuth
Offline:
★ Server Supporter ★
Poster Rank:33
Woman
Join Date: Jul 2009
 
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Quoted: 3618 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss23376
Re: US Hostage Luke Somers Killed in Yemen in Rescue Op

I saw Luke's brother and mother on the news sometime this last week pleading with his captors to show mercy to Luke, saying that they had nothing to do with the botched rescue attempt. Obviously they hadn't been informed of his death yet.

Or am I totally confused about the timing of their video?

__________________
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." -Nora Ephron
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Azimuth For This Useful Post:
gatagato
  #4  
Old 12-07-2014, 03:42 AM
FunkPumpkin's Avatar
FunkPumpkin
Offline:
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Poster Rank:375
Join Date: Jun 2012
Contributions: 9
 
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 403 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
6/20 9/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss1929
Re: US Hostage Luke Somers Killed in Yemen in Rescue Op

Well, that's embarrassing.

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-07-2014, 12:45 PM
commondenom's Avatar
commondenom
Offline:
puelling pueman
Poster Rank:128
m
Join Date: Apr 2010
 
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 2544 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
8/20 13/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss8008
Re: US Hostage Luke Somers Killed in Yemen in Rescue Op

strangely there's no mention of the other hostage who also killed during the same monumental fuck up of a raid...the guy who was due to be released the next day

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...band-days.html

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to commondenom For This Useful Post:
gatagato, Kelseecat65
  #6  
Old 12-07-2014, 02:23 PM
niknik's Avatar
niknik
Offline:
My Rank: MAJOR
Poster Rank:68
Conservative OG
Join Date: Jan 2010
 
Mentioned: 249 Post(s)
Quoted: 6771 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
2/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss13673
Re: US Hostage Luke Somers Killed in Yemen in Rescue Op

How do you know the raid was a fuck up? Just because the hostages were killed doesn't mean anything went wrong as far as the operation.

The team who went in can't control everything, this isn't the movies.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to niknik For This Useful Post:
Kelseecat65
  #7  
Old 12-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Kelseecat65's Avatar
Kelseecat65
Offline:
The Eternal Optimist
Poster Rank:26
Join Date: Mar 2013
Contributions: 29
 
Mentioned: 166 Post(s)
Quoted: 11715 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 8/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss27615
Re: US Hostage Luke Somers Killed in Yemen in Rescue Op

At least they made the attempt to rescue them.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Last Nephilim
I'll bitch on piss you!
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Kelseecat65 For This Useful Post:
gatagato, K9Grip, niknik
  #8  
Old 12-07-2014, 03:31 PM
niknik's Avatar
niknik
Offline:
My Rank: MAJOR
Poster Rank:68
Conservative OG
Join Date: Jan 2010
 
Mentioned: 249 Post(s)
Quoted: 6771 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
2/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss13673
Re: US Hostage Luke Somers Killed in Yemen in Rescue Op

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelseecat65 View Post
At least they made the attempt to rescue them.
I agree. We already know the chances of getting them to release an American is slim to none. Best thing we can do is send in SF and try and get them back, and kill as many enemy as possible in the process.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to niknik For This Useful Post:
gatagato
  #9  
Old 12-08-2014, 04:28 PM
K9Grip's Avatar
K9Grip
Offline:
Ill Saint Hoodrat
Poster Rank:16
Join Date: Mar 2012
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Quoted: 19389 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
1/20 10/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss40649
Re: US Hostage Luke Somers Killed in Yemen in Rescue Op

At least both families will get the body of their loved one home, as well.
I highly doubt they were going to release the South African guy. Wishful thinking.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by SLAPAPPY View Post
Girl is Turkish, boy is Kurdish, it ended just as well as their kids would have been TURDISH! Yes too many TURDS in the world already!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-08-2014, 04:31 PM
K9Grip's Avatar
K9Grip
Offline:
Ill Saint Hoodrat
Poster Rank:16
Join Date: Mar 2012
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Quoted: 19389 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
1/20 10/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss40649
Re: US Hostage Luke Somers Killed in Yemen in Rescue Op

Quote:
Originally Posted by commondenom View Post
strangely there's no mention of the other hostage who also killed during the same monumental fuck up of a raid...the guy who was due to be released the next day

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...band-days.html

The monumental fuck ups are the idiots that continue to go over there thinking they are helping. When you step foot into certain countries you are opening yourself up to this kind of shit. I'd much rather die during a rescue attempt than be decapitated and the pics/vid be posted as some kind of victory for those asshats.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by SLAPAPPY View Post
Girl is Turkish, boy is Kurdish, it ended just as well as their kids would have been TURDISH! Yes too many TURDS in the world already!
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to K9Grip For This Useful Post:
ewnasssty, gatagato, niknik, thckoitin

Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2010 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO