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Wife of South African hostage killed in Yemen raid on Al-Qaida mourns her husband

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En esta imagen sin fecha proporcionada por la familia Korkie, el sudafricano Pierre Korkie. Un reportero gráfico estadounidense y un profesor sudafricano retenidos por milicianos de al-Qaida en Yemen murieron el sábado 6 de diciembre de 2014 durante un fallido intento de rescate dirigido por Estados Unidos. Un destacado diplomático estadounidense dijo que Washington desconocía las negociaciones para la supuesta liberación inminente del rehén sudafricano. (AP Foto/Korkie Family) (The Associated Press)

The wife of a South African hostage who was killed by a suspected militant in a U.S. raid on al-Qaida in Yemen says she forgives those who are responsible for his death.

Yolande Korkie, wife of Pierre Korkie, said Tuesday that “we choose to let it go” because accusations will not return her husband.

Korkie and American hostage Luke Somers died Saturday in the raid. Gift of the Givers, a South African aid group that was negotiating for Korkie’s release, has said his release was imminent under a deal struck with al-Qaida.

U.S. officials have said they carried out the raid after al-Qaida threatened to execute Somers.

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