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Al Qaeda offers bounty for US ambassador in Yemen

SANA, Yemen — Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen has offered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the US ambassador in Sana or an American soldier in the country.

An audio produced by the group’s media arm, the al-Malahem Foundation, and posted on militant websites Saturday said it offered $160,000 in gold for killing the ambassador, Gerald Feierstein. The group said it will pay $23,000 to anyone who kills an American soldier inside Yemen.

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