YEMEN’S AL-QAEDA OFFERS OVER $100,000 TO ANYONE WHO CAN KILL U.S. AMBASSADOR
(TheBlaze/AP) — Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen has offered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa, 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 three kilograms of gold, worth roughly $160,000, for killing the ambassador.
The group also said it will pay 5 million Yemeni riyals ($23,000) to anyone who kills an American soldier inside Yemen.
The offer is purportedly valid for six months.
According to the statement, the bounties were set to “inspire and encourage our Muslim nation for jihad.”