2 Militants Killed, Suspicious Ship Seized in Yemen
[Yemen Post] Two Al-Qaeda hard boyz were killed in an Arclight airstrike in Yemen's Hadramout
...the formerly independent Qu'aiti state and sultanate, annexed by Communist South Yemen in 1968, encompassing a region along the Gulf of Aden, extending eastwards to the borders of the Dhofar region of Oman. The people are called Hadhramis and speak Hadhrami Arabic. The city Tarimis estimated to contain the highest concentration of descendants of the Prophet Muhammad (PTUI) anywhere in the world, approximately seven in every square yard...
province where several hard boyz have been killed by US drones in the past few days, state media reported on Friday.

The hard boyz were targeted while on their cycle of violences in Alshihr city, it said, adding that the two were targeted in separate attacks.

"Their bodies which were completely burned and taken to forensic experts to identify the Death Eaters," the website quoted local sources as saying.

In the past few days, several AQAP hard boyz have been killed in Hadramout by US drones and Yemeni warplanes as the authorities are continuing a massive hunt for hard boyz across the republic.

This year, Al-Qaeda has received severe blows since the army drove its operatives out of their strongholds which were seized last year in 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...
and Shabwa provinces.

Separately, the border guard seized a suspicious ship off the Midi port in Hajja province, the website said.

"15 Syrian and 2 armed Somali sailors were onboard the ship, which was carrying 4 tonnes of coal," it quoted a statement by the local security authorities. "The ship was en route to the Saudi port of Jazan coming from Somalia," it added.

A panel has been formed to check the cargo onboard the ship.

In recent months, Yemen has seized several arms cargoes, mainly Turkish pistols, at the Hodeida and Aden ports.

The seizures come amid alarming security disorder affecting the West-backed power-transition.

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-29