If its even true, what’s his specific task going to be or is his release part of a broader deal beyond the non-aggression pact? Lots of released al Qaeda get salaries from the state, especially from the military and security services. The policy is justified as a way to co-opt them but sometimes the operatives get activated for a certain jobs. Nabi himself said in 2005 that they put him in jail just to take him out when they need him. But I’m curious which Khaledabdul Nabi is being released: the head of the AAIA, the peaceable farmer or the state jihaddist?
arrangements are underway for the release of 22 of the leaders and elements of “Al Qaeda” belonging to the provinces of Aden, Abyan and Lahj, including prominent leader Khaled Abdel Nabi and another nicknamed “البطاطي” They were surrendered voluntarily to the security services during the last period after their participation in the army fighting in Abyan.
The tribal leader said, according to the newspaper “policy” that the detainees read “right politically,” written sent from Sanaa, announcing their repentance and commitment not to fight the state, which guaranteed them in return to pay a monthly salary of each one of them to “20 thousand riyals,” the equivalent of $ 93 U.S.
He pointed out that about 10 foreigners of different nationalities from the “base” currently detained in security prisons for interrogation in Aden, including dangerous elements involved in terrorist cells carried out criminal acts in Aden and other provinces.
Below the fold some random article in which Tariq al Fahdli discusses the 2009 meeting between Saleh and several jihaddist leaders which if I recall correctly Nabi attended and which resulted in the release of 120 from prison and the handover of a large amount of money.
The only question was why. An official government statement at the time said the prisoners were all harmless, aged non-al Qaeda type of terrorists who had served their time. This is al Fahdli’s second or third version of the story. In its last incarnation, he said Saleh asked them to leave the country. At the time though, the story of the meeting was as Fahdli states below: Saleh asked them to carry out assassinations on southerners and others.
Coincided pledged Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to eradicate al-Qaeda from his country, with the issuance of a certificate stunning former leader organization confirm the involvement of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh with al Qaeda and its use for political purposes, and the contract deals with the implementation of the tasks dirty.
The former leader revealed in the “Al Qaeda” Tariq al-Fadhli that a government commission was formed in 2009 mission to kill the leaders of the “Southern Movement” in collaboration with the “Arab mujahideen”, in return for the release of about 120 of the elements of “Al Qaeda” from the prisons authority.
Fadhli said in an interview that “the committee formed under the chairmanship of Major General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar commander of the northern region and Western intelligence chief Ghalib Aalghemh, and national security agent Ahmed AED, and Deputy Prime Minister Rashad al-Alimi.”
He added that “the Commission requested from the ancient” Arab mujahideen “Filter leaders of the Southern Movement, headed by leading mobility Hassan Ba’oum, calm Qaeda activity in Yemen, for a number of conditions posed by these jihadist elements which succeeded in releasing about 120 associate base as part of the agreement.”
Fadhli pointed out that “a lot of intelligence agents are al-Qaeda who have been involved in security work after returning from the war in Afghanistan”, calling for “all elements of the trial committee, which was charged with killing senior leaders of the movement.”
The Fadhli, a leader of “Al Qaeda” and fought with Osama bin Laden in the eighties of the last century in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union, he returned to South Yemen during the war of secession between north and south Kmsand forces north in control of the city of Aden major cities of South Yemen with Arab fighters returning from Afghanistan .
The penetration of al-Qaeda within the Yemeni security apparatus that too hard task of restructuring that has already begun, as it constitutes a threat to the peaceful process of political transition in the country.