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Official: US Unaware of Negotiations to Free S. African Hostage

The U.S. ambassador to South Africa said the United States did not know about negotiations to release a South African hostage who died Saturday during a U.S. special forces raid in Yemen. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard said Monday that Washington was also unaware that South African teacher Pierre Korkie was being held at the same site as American journalist Luke Somers, whose rescue was the objective of the failed mission.  U.S. officials said both men were killed by their captors...

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