December 23, 2013
Al Qaeda can’t stop apologizing. Five weeks after an affiliate of the terror group sought forgiveness for cutting off the wrong guy’s head, the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda has apologized for an assault on a Yemeni hospital during a terror attack two weeks ago that left 52 people dead.
In a video released by Al-Malahim, Al Qaeda’s media outlet, the commander of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula blamed the incident on one terrorist who disobeyed orders not to enter the hospital within the Yemeni Defense Ministry’s complex, which was the target of the attack.
“Now we acknowledge our mistake and guilt,” Qassim al-Raimi said in the video, according to the Associated Press. “We offer our apology and condolences to the victims’ families. We accept full responsibility for what happened in the hospital and will pay blood money for the victims’ families.”