2 Killed as Yemen Militias, Qaida-Linked Tribe Clash in South
[An Nahar] Two aides to a tribal chief with alleged al-Qaeda links were killed in a clash with pro-army snuffies in the troubled southern province of 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 Saturday, a local militia official said.
"Two aides of (Tareq al-Fadhli) were killed and another man was maimed" when the snuffies fired on Fadhli's house in Abyan's capital Zinjibar, the official said.
On November 5, hundreds of the militiamen, known as the Popular Resistance Committees and who fought alongside the Yemeni army to oust al-Qaeda from southern towns last May, surrounded Fadhli's home.
They want the known warlord, who has fought in Afghanistan, to turn himself into the police.
Last week, tribal chief Hussein al-Waheshi said the local security committee agreed that Fadhli should "surrender to the public prosecutor who issued an arrest warrant last month over threats to kill leaders of the (southern) Socialist Party."
The snuffies threatened to storm the house if he refused to surrender.
The militia official said Saturday that tribal mediators had secured an agreement "for (Fadhli's) departure from Zinjibar" to the nearby southern port city of Aden, but did not specify if he planned to surrender.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-11