Aid Group Founder Doesn’t Blame US in Death of South African Al Qaeda Hostage

December 8, 2014 6:45 PM

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Aid Group Founder Doesn’t Blame US in Death of South African Al Qaeda Hostage

The founder of the aid group that employed Pierre Korkie, the South African hostage murdered by al Qaeda fighters alongside American Luke Somers during a failed rescue attempt this weekend, said he doesn’t blame the U.S. – even though Korkie was expected to be freed the very next day.

“When I heard that Pierre was dead, I thought it was a joke. I thought it was a mistake,” Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman told ABC News Saturday. “When we faced reality and it came to that the U.S. raid took place and we had to accept that Pierre had now passed on… No, I can’t be upset with the United States be...

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