Monday, December 31, 2012

Yemen: Al Qaeda Offers Bounty For US Ambassador

Al Qaeda militants in Yemen have offered a reward worth nearly £100,000 ($160,000) to anyone who kills the US ambassador to the country.

In an audiotape produced by the local affiliate's media arm, al Malahem Foundation, and posted on militant websites, it said it would give 3kg of gold to whoever assassinated Gerald M. Feierstein and £14,000 ($23,000) if an American soldier was killed.

The bounties were set to "inspire and encourage our Muslim nation for jihad" and were valid for six months, the statement said.

http://news.sky.com/story/1031690/yemen-al-qaeda-offers-bounty-for-us-ambassador