Hostages Killed in Yemen During Rescue by Special Forces

December 6, 2014 6:51 PM

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Two hostages were executed by their captors in Yemen as U.S. and Yemeni special forces raided a compound in an attempt to rescue them, a U.S. official said.

The decision to attempt a rescue, the second in two weeks, came after President Barack Obama’s administration received word that U.S. photojournalist Luke Somers and a second hostage could be executed as soon as today, the official said.

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