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Militant Leader in Yemen Capital for Talks on Battles, Release of Europeans
2013-02-10
[Yemen Post] Leader of Al-Qaeda forces of Evil in the Rada city, Baidha, sheikh Abdul Ra'ouf Al-Dhahab arrived on Saturday in Yemen's capital Sanaa to hold talks with bigwigs on how to put an end to the battles between the army and the cut-thoats, Alahale reported quoting local sources.

Other reports said Al-Dhahab, who arrived with commander of the current military campaign to fight the forces of Evil in the Qaifa area in Rada, will meet President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi, but such reports have not been confirmed.

Few weeks ago, the army dispatched forces and equipment to drive the forces of Evil out of Rada and release three Europeans who were kidnapped in Sanaa in December and handed to Al-Qaeda in Baidha.

The forces fought the forces of Evil for few days and amid that a tribal mediation succeeded in reaching a ceasefire.

In the meantime, the tribal mediation has also succeeded to convince the cut-thoats, mainly those who don't belong to Rada including foreigners, to leave the city, according to the website.

Under the mediation, the tribe of Al Al-Dhahab, will stay as the elders or sheiks in the Qaifa area.

The current leader of the forces of Evil is the brother of the former leader who was killed by his brother after the last year's battles with the army.

In December, unknown kidnappers snatched two Finns and an Austrian and they were said to have sold the three to Al-Qaeda in Baidha.

The army decided to launch the campaign to release the three and retake control of areas seized by the forces of Evil amid an ongoing campaign against Al-Qaeda forces of Evil across the republic, mainly 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...

Last year, the army launched a US-backed offensive, drove all forces of Evil out of their strongholds in Abyan and Shabwa and retook control of all areas in the two southern provinces.
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