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Al Qaeda is threatening to kill an American hostage in Yemen.  hostage Luke Somers appears in a video released Wednesday explaining that his life is in danger, and saying that something needs to be done.  The threat comes after the U.S. tried to rescue the 33-year-old freelance photographer last week. 

Somers was captured in Yemen by an al Qaeda affiliate group in September of 2013.  The group says the U.S. has three days to meet its demands or Somers will meet his "inevitable fate."  They warn in the video of "proceeding ahead in any other foolish action." 

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