Al-Qaeda holding US aid worker hostage in PakistanDecember 2nd, 2011 - 7:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) A US aid worker has been held hostage by Al-Qaeda, the extremist group’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said Thursday in a statement seen by US website monitors.
He was kidnapped in August in Pakistan, the Geo New reported.
Al-Qaeda abducted elderly USAID contractor Warren Weinstein Aug 13 and he was “neck-deep in American aid to Pakistan”, said Zawahiri.
He also said that the White House could secure his release by halting air strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen, and releases the 1993 World Trade Centre bombers and relatives of Osama bin Laden.
Zawahiri took over the Al-Qaeda chief’s post this year after Osama bin-Laden was killed
in a Pakistani town by US special forces in May.
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