IN the 2009 battle in Jaar, two aspects of jihaddists were fighting each other. Locals and Sami Dayan were on one side, that was clear. AQAP was on the other. I characterized it at the time as local jihaddists verses those from outside and mostly from Marib. Apparently AQAP expelled Sami from Jaar during their takeover and fatwa’d him
The following article says that Sami Dayan and AQAP remained estranged, and covers other important elements of Sami Dayan’s life and seemingly bogus conviction for the murder of the heroic anti- al Qaeda fighter, General Qatan. While AQAP are brutal tyrants and terrorist murderers, they are also a more reliable source than the Yemeni government. When AQAP makes a statement, like they had no connection to him, its most often true. Interestingly Sami Dayan is the nephew of dialoging Judge Hamoud al Hittar (no guilt by association, just mentioning).
The article also says the kidnapping of the Saudi consul was orchestrated with support from state actors (actors who belong to the state apparatus, not on behalf of the state.) who became panicked when the Consul was sold to AQAP who wouldn’t release him for ransom as ordered. Dovetailing with this is the statement by his family that Sami was mediating on behalf of authorities for the Consul’s release and received a large sum of money prior to his arrest.
Also his 15 year sentence is odd and an anomaly. According to the penal code, it should have been more. The normal deal for those who go to jail “for the good of the country” is to serve half the term, if that much.
Yafe news reprinted: Yafa News: Facts and uncover secrets about Sammy and Diane kidnapping and killing of the Saudi Consul General Cotton
Yafa News – particularly in conjunction with the case of Sami Diane is a young man in the three and twenty-year-old was born in Jaar in Abyan province, arrested him Yemeni authorities on June 21, 2012 AD Aden. He was transferred directly to Sanaa aboard a private plane, brought him directly to the U.S. embassy and then moved to a house President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. He is accused by the Yemeni authorities of involvement in most of the operations that targeted officers security in Aden and its suburbs and numbered (41). An officer for more than a year ago, also spoke recently, security sources for his involvement in the abduction of the Saudi consul Abdullah al-Khalidi, and involvement in the assassination of Martyr Brigade Salem Cotton (Katan), commander of the southern military.
However that there is a witness Sami Diane several times wearing a weapon and touring in several places in the provinces of Lahj, Aden and Abyan. The controversy that has prevailed between the leaders of Ansar al-Sharia and Sami Diane recently during their control of Abyan province, they expelled Sami Diane from his home in Jaar, which was confirmed by news journalist then making Sami Diane resort to a mountainous area Baaf. Al Qaeda issued a statement after the arrest of Diane denied it any connection betweem Sami Diane and al-Qaeda, which confirms that the points of a window had been working on the exploitation of stupidity Diane for the implementation of their criminal operations and cancel relevant about Diane, who has not attained the age of more than twenty-three years. (Read on …)