Two Al-Qaeda suspects arrested in Aden
Yemen's security forces arrested on Thursday two Al-Qaeda suspects in the port city of Aden.
Security sources affirmed that one of the arrestees is an Arab national and he was arrested while he was trying to leave for a Gulf state at Aden Airport.
They further said that the other arrestee is from Jaar of Abyan governorate and he was arrested in the framework of arrest campaign conducted by Yemen's authorities against wanted persons.
Security forces had stormed a house in Aden in early of October, killed four Al-Qaeda suspects inside and confiscated weapons, shells, ammunitions, explosive belts and grenades.
Yemeni politicians have warned against plots to plunge the strategic city of Aden into violence with the aim of breaking down the political settlement, stressing that security situation are tense in these cities.Insecurity and chaos acts have increased in Aden, the city which is considered among the most strategic Yemeni areas, after the widespread of armed groups supported by the Southern Movement and the Houthi group, media sources say.
Al-Qaeda targeted a number of Yemeni military commanders and intelligence officers, and kidnapped foreigners from Aden.
In March, a Saudi diplomat, Abdullah al-Khalidi, was kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in Aden and its destiny is still uncertain so far.
Al-Qaeda militants received painful attacks as the Yemeni army cleansed them from their main strongholds in Abyan and they restore to attack military and security officers, carry out suicide bombings and kidnap foreigners.
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