Al Qaeda kills hostages during SEALs raid on Yemen, Hagel says

December 6, 2014 5:54 PM

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Al Qaeda kills hostages during SEALs raid on Yemen, Hagel says

(CNN) -- Al Qaeda militants killed two Western hostages in Yemen -- an American photojournalist and a South African who was employed by an aid group -- during a raid conducted by U.S. forces, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday.

President Barack Obama ordered Friday's mission to save the American, Luke Somers, because "there were compelling reasons to believe Mr. Somers' life was in imminent danger," Hagel said.

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