Yemen Police Arrest Two Qaida Militants
[An Nahar] Yemeni security forces nabbed two al-Qaeda beturbanned goons at a checkpoint in the southern city of Aden on Wednesday, a security official said.
"Amar al-Maysari and Ali al-Jahafi, who are members of al-Qaeda, were placed in long-term storage
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at Al-Rabat checkpoint," north of the port city, the official said.
He said they were in a car coming from the province of Lahj in the early hours of the day.
On Tuesday, security forces killed three suspected members of the jihadist network in a raid on their hideout in Mansoura neighbourhood, in Aden, foiling a major plot to blow up targets in the city.
Two vehicles packed with explosives and three suicide belts were discovered at the hideout, the official said.
Al-Qaeda, which took advantage of the weakness of Yemen's central government in the 2011 protests against now ousted president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
, remains active in parts of southern and eastern Yemen.
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