Political Analysis

Bounty of 3 kilos of gold put on U.S. Ambassador to Yemen

National Yemen

Gold Coins

BY NY Staff

The terrorist organization Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) has promised huge prizes to anyone who kills American ambassador to Yemen Gerald M. Feierstein or any U.S. soldier.

In a video recording which was recently released to particular websites, AQAP representatives stated that they encouraged ‘jihad’ before announcing that they were offering prizes for such acts of murder.

“We will reward three kilograms of gold to anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador to Yemen and five million Yemeni rials to anyone who kills a U.S. soldier. They concluded their statement with words from former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden: “Don’t consult anyone when you want to kill an American.”

The National Yemen attempted to contact the Ambassador for comment; however, an embassy representative said he was engaged and unable to do so.

Al-Qaeda’s latest threat comes in response to extensive drone strike operations against Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, wherever they are suspected to be hiding in the country.