Al Qaeda releases 73 Yemeni soldiers

April 28th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Sana’a, April 28 (IANS) The Yemeni wing of terror outfit Al Qaeda Saturday released after mediation by a tribal leader 73 Yemeni soldiers captured two months ago, Xinhua reported.

The soldiers were captured during a clash in the southern province of Abyan.

The Ansar al-Sharia group of the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Jaar city released the soldiers “following a tribal mediation led by chieftain Awad Banajar, relatives of the captured soldiers and non-government human rights groups”, the outfit said in a statement.

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