Thanks;Dan Kedmey Dec. 23, 2013
Regional commander promises “blood money” for victims’ families
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A Yemeni man reacts after viewing the body of a relative at a hospital a day after a suicide attack that targeted the Yemeni Defense Ministry, in the capital Sanaa, on December 6, 2013.
Al-Qaeda’s regional commander for the Arabian Peninsula has offered a rare public apology for an assault on a hospital that killed 52 people.
“We rid ourselves of what our brother did,” Qassim al-Rimi said in a videotaped message posted to militant websites on Saturday, according to the Associated Press. He said that the target of the attack was a Defense Ministry compound in Sanaa, Yemen, and that a stray gunman had stormed into an adjacent hospital against his orders. “We accept full responsibility for what happened in the hospital and will pay blood money for the…
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