- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - The body of an American photojournalist killed during a high-risk raid to free him and a South African teacher from al-Qaida militants in Yemen has arrived in the United States. Luke Somers’ remains were transported aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft and arrived at Dover Air Force Base Wednesday.

The Somers family was there to receive the remains, but no media coverage was allowed, according to a U.S. defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the arrival was not publicly announced.

Somers was a 33-year-old freelance photographer and editor who was kidnapped just over a year ago in Yemen’s capital. He was born in England, but grew up in the U.S. with ties to Washington State and Wisconsin.

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