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Monday
Dec312012

Al Qaeda Places Bounty on US Ambassador, Troops in Yemen

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen is reportedly offering money for the killing of the American ambassador in Sanaa or an American soldier.

A video that claims to be from the group has announced a bounty of three kilograms of gold -- roughly $160,000 -- for the head of Gerald Feierstein.  A bounty of $23,000 has been placed for any American soldier.

ABC News hasn't verified the authenticity of the video.  It was posted online separately, claiming to be part of a much longer video -- one that ABC has authenticated.

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