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Yemen’s al-Qaeda accuses mediator of stealing ransom money

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Speaking to Al Arabiya in Dubai, Anas al-Hamati stated that he was forced to flee Yemen and was accused by the kidnappers of stealing the ransom money meant to pay for the of release of South African teacher Pierre Korkie. They want $3 million and are apparently refusing to believe that a recent trip to Yemen by South African authorities saw no money exchange hands.