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6 Al Qaida militants arrested in Yemen

Six Al Qaida militants were arrested on Tuesday in Yemen a day after 12 Al Qaida members broke away from a prison in the southern port city of Aden

  • By Saeed Al Batati, Correspondent
  • Published: 22:45 December 13, 2011

Sana’a: Six Al Qaida militants were arrested on Tuesday in Yemen a day after 12 Al Qaida members broke away from a prison in the southern port city of Aden, the state-run news agency, Saba, reported. A leading figure in the terrorist group was among the detainees.

“Security services, backed by the local people, arrested Musa’ad Mohammad Al Barbari, Mohammad Hussain Musaib, Mohammad Abdul Kader Ahmad Al Shihri, Nader Ahmad Mohammad Al Qubati, Mohammad Muthana Ali Al Amari and Abdul Munaim Hamed Abu Ganem,” a security source told the agency.

According to Saba, the terrorist cell, was planning to target high-profile officials, vital government installations and foreign diplomats in the country. They also recruited young men to send them to fight the army in Abyan and Shabwa.
 

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