Why didn’t U.S. know about South African who died in failed Yemen rescue mission?

December 10, 2014 1:09 AM

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JERUSALEM An account by the director of an aid group that negotiated the release of a South African hostage who was killed Saturday during a failed U.S rescue mission in Yemen raises new questions about the planning for the raid.

Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, founding director of the Gift of Givers Foundation in South Africa, told McClatchy in a telephone interview on Tuesday that his group had kept the Yemeni national security agency and the South African ambassador to Saudi Arabia, who is accredited to Yemen, fully informed of plan...

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