Al Qaeda Offers $160K in Gold for Another US Ambassador’s Murder

The cell’s Arabian branch is offering $160,000 in gold for anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador to Yemen.

The reward, announced in an audio message via Al-Malahem Foundation, the group’s media arm, and circulated on extremist Web forums, would be paid in the form of three kilograms of gold—worth about $160,000—the message said, without providing details on where and how the payment would be delivered.

The recording included mention of a 5 million Yemeni riyal ($23,000) reward to anyone who kills an American soldier on Yemeni soil.


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