Yemen Arrests One of Most Dangerous Leader of AQAP, Ministry
[Yemen Post] The Yemeni authorities locked away
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
on Thursday Suleiman Hassan Muhammad Morshid Awadh, known as Abu Osama Al-Abi, the leader in the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni interior ministry reported.
The arrest took place in the University block in Zinjibar, the capital of the southern 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...
province where the Yemeni army launched a US-backed offensive and drove the snuffies of Al-Qaeda and its offshoot, the Ansar Al-Sharia, out of their strongholds, the ministry said.
Abu Osama was one of the most dangerous and most wanted beturbanned goons and has been involved in many terrorist operations in the country, according to the ministry.
He has been turned over to Sherlocks, it said.
The Yemeni authorities are continuing a massive hunt for the remaining snuffies of Al-Qaeda with direct support from the US whose drones have recently targeted many Al-Qaeda operatives mainly in southern and southeastern regions.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-02