Swiss Teacher Kidnapped, American Murdered in Yemen

One day after two Swiss hostages escaped from Taliban captivity in Pakistan al-Qaeda in Yemen kidnapped a Swiss teacher in Yemen.

Today al-Qaeda claims to have killed an American that appears related to the case.

Gunmen shot dead an American teacher in the Yemeni province of Taiz on Sunday, two defense ministry officials said.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- the terror network's affiliate in Yemen -- claimed responsibility for the killing.

In a text message sent to Yemeni media outlets, the group said the victim was spreading Christianity to the Yemeni people, calling him one of the biggest missionaries in the country.

Recently AQAP also claimed it had killed an American CIA operative in an attack against the Yemeni military, if true that would be the second American killed there recently.

Also it might indicate revenge for the escape of the Swiss hostages in Pakistan?

Command and control in Pakistan? Nahhh.

Posted by: Howie at 11:30 AM

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