Al-Qaeda seeks to retaliate against tribal leaders
[Yemen Post] Ansar al-Sharia
...a Yemeni Islamist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends...
h, an Al-Qaeda-linked group, seeks to retaliate against tribal leaders who backed the Yemeni army in the military offensive that forced al-Qaeda Death Eaters to leave Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an
Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
On Wednesday, a tribal leader and a local official of Abyan survived an liquidation attempt as al-Qaeda Death Eaters installed an ambush.
Local sources said that a prominent tribal leader Mohammad Sokain and a member of the local authorities Ahmed Aidros survived the ambush in Al-Wadaia area of Abyan.
The incident came after a meeting held by tribal leaders presided over by Sokain with the aim of drawing a map to combat terrorism in Abyan.
Sokain told media outlets that he was threatened several times by unidentified persons through phone calls.
Al-Qaeda restored to use other tactics as it assassinated a number of Yemeni military commanders and officers and carried out suicide kabooms against military and security institutions in the capital Sana'a and other cities.
Early of August, al-Qaeda killed at least 45 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest attack since the army declared victory over Death Eaters in June.
Last Friday, a senior Yemeni military officer, Brigadier Omar Barasheed, was killed when a bomb planted in his car went
kaboom! in the southeastern city of Mukalla in an attack blamed on al Qaeda.
Security officials said that the authorities foiled many plans to carry out terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda in the capital Sana'a, affirming that seized 40 belts packed with explosives.
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