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FILE – This Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 file photo provided by Yemen’s Defense Ministry shows heavy damage after an explosion at the Defense Ministry complex in Sanaa, Yemen. The militant leader of al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen said in a video posted on militant websites late Saturday, Dec. 21, that its fighters attacked a hospital and a place for prayer at the complex that they had been warned not to attack prior to the Dec. 5 attack. Qassim Al-Rimi, commander of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula later said, “We accept full responsibility for what happened in the hospital and will pay blood money for the victims’ families.” (AP Photo/Yemen Defense Ministry, File)