The National Yemen newspaper team, journalists, editors, old colleagues including English copy editors, those who know him and those who came to know him recently are deeply sympathizing with the big loss of the photojournalist Luke Somers, who was murdered in a rescue attempt on Shabwa early on Saturday December 11th, 2014.
We share our profound regrets with his mother, brother, sister, the Ambassador of the United State in Sana’a, and his family relatives in the United States and London.
We appeal to Allah for mercy and forgiveness for him. He lived with a faithful heart, struggling for survival, and was nice to people around him. He had no enemies in life.
May he rest in peace and may his family find patience after his death.
Fakhri Hassan al-Arashi,
Editor-in-Chief of National Yemen