American Hostage Luke Somers' Mother to Al Qaeda: ‘Please, Show Mercy’

December 4, 2014 8:25 PM

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American Hostage Luke Somers' Mother to Al Qaeda: ‘Please, Show Mercy’

The family of American hostage Luke Somers today pleaded directly with his al Qaeda captors, asking that the group show “mercy” and vowing they didn’t know anything about a recent, failed secret American special operations rescue attempt.

“Please show mercy and give us an opportunity to see our Luke again,” mother Paula Somers says in a video posted online. “He is all that we have. Luke, if you are able to hear or see us, please know that we are doing everything possible to help you.”

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