Yemeni authorities bust Al Qaeda cell, arrest 11 members

May 29th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by admin  

Sanaa, May 29 (DPA) Authorities in Yemen arrested 11 suspected members of the Al Qeada terrorist network in the capital, security sources said Thursday. The suspects, detained in the past days, gave information during questioning about acts of terror carried out by the network.

Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister for Defence and Security Affairs Rashad al-Alimi is expected to hold a press conference to give more information about the arrests.

On Monday, the terrorist network asked its supporters in Yemen to limit their attacks to “effective” operations against US and foreign interests in the Arab country.

In a statement posted on the Islamic al-Ikhlas network website, Al Qaeda had urged its loyalists to “bring back the days of attacks, such as the one on the USS destroyer Cole and the French ship.”

“Those operations are bound to have an effect on people now,” the network said in the statement.

Al Qaeda was behind attacks on the USS destroyer Cole in 2000 while it was harboured in the Yemeni port of Aden and the French tanker Limburg off the coast of Yemen in 2002.

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