AQAP offers bounty on US ambassador in Yemen

Rick Moran
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula (AQAP) has offered a reward of $160,000 in gold for the death of America's ambassador to Yemen or any US soldier stationed in the country. Associated Press: Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen has offered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa or an American soldier in the country. An audio produced by the group's media arm, the al-Malahem Foundation, and posted on militant websites Saturday said it offered three kilograms of gold, worth $160,000, for killing the ambassador. The group said it will pay 5 million Yemeni riyals ($23,000) to anyone who kills an American soldier inside Yemen. It said the offer is valid for six months. The bounties were set to "inspire and encourage our Muslim nation for jihad," the statement said. The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa did not respond to an Associated Press phone call asking for comment. Washington considers al-Qaida in Yemen to be the group's most dangerous branch. The group...(Read Full Post)

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