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Terrorists threaten to kill American hostage in Yemen

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen has released a video threatening to kill Luke Somers, a 33-year-old photojournalist kidnapped last year, unless the U.S. meets an unspecified list of demands, the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors terrorist organizations, said on Thursday. Somers is believed to be one of the hostages U.S. special forces tried to rescue last month in a rare joint operation with Yemeni troops. The mission freed eight captives, but Somers and four others had been moved by their captors days before the raid.