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Terror Arrest in Attack on South Korean Tourists

Filed under: Abyan, Hodeidah, SK, TI: Internal, Yemen, arrests, security timeline — by Jane Novak at 8:26 pm on Monday, May 4, 2009


Security authorities in Hodeidah province announced the arrest of an al-Qaeda affiliate in the west of Yemen last Sunday. The information center of the Ministry of the Interior said that the arrested terrorist was detained for his involvement in the suicide attack that targeted a South Korean group on the road to Sana’a airport on the 18th of March. The suicide attack resulted in the death of the suicide bomber but no other casualties.

The arrested terrorist was identified as A.M. al-A’ameri. Security authorities said al-A’ameri had links to the suicide bomber, Khalid al-Dhayani, and also had links to al-Qaeda high profile member Qasim al-Raimi, who is classified as one of the most dangerous terrorists affiliated to al-Qaeda.

The authorities added that al-A’ameri had been tracked down in a number of Yemeni provinces until security authorities were finally able to capture him in Hodiedah and hand him over to the concerned bodies in the capital Sana’a to refer him to justice.

Security authorities said on Sunday that a terrorist affiliated to al-Qaeda was killed in a blast caused by an explosive device he was preparing to use for a terrorist operation in al-Wadhea’ district of Abyan province in the south of Yemen.

According to the 26 September website, security authorities in Abyan province said that the terrorist’s name was Anwar Mohammed al-Tughaishi, which was included on the wanted list of known terrorists, and that he was tracked down by the security bodies charged with the capture of those affiliated with the al-Qaeda organization, and those suspected of planning and carrying out terrorist operations.

By the end of April, security authorities said that they captured two suspected al-Qaeda members in Aden. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the two captured were A.Y.D. and M.H.S and that they were captured in the Dar Sa’ad district of Aden, adding that the investigative authorities have begun investigations of the two suspects in preparation to present them to justice.

A few days following the attacks that targeted South Korean tourists in Hadramout province and the South Korean group in Sana’a, security bodies had announced the capture of 16 al-Qaeda suspects, ten of whom were captured in Shabwa province in the southeast of Yemen. The ten are believed to be members of the Qasim al-Raimi cell. The other six were members of another suicide terrorist cell that planned 12 terrorist attacks targeting oil facilities, tourist attractions, and other foreign and local interests.

Al-Qaeda had previously threatened to target security personnel in Yemen and promised to multiply suicide operations in the country. However, the Yemeni Ministry of Interior has responded to the al-Qaeda threats by saying that they were only an attempt to attain media coverage. Interior Ministry leadership described the Al-Qaeda threat to target security officials as also solely to gain attention, adding that the Interior Ministry is not paying much attention to threats such as these.

The information center of the Interior Ministry also published a statement in which it affirmed that the threat released by Al-Qaeda was only a desperate attempt to dissuade security services from pursuing Al-Qaeda elements.

Yemeni security and military forces launched an offensive which lasted several days and resulted in the capture of over 59 Jihadists in Abyan province in the south of Yemen last April. The security bodies said that they concluded investigations with 17 of the arrested Jihadists and would refer them to justice on charges of terrorism, sabotage, hijacking, looting, and attacks on security and governmental facilities. They also revealed that the investigations proved that they were affiliated with terrorist organizations.

Some Ja’ar Detainees Associated with Al Qaeda

Filed under: Al-Qaeda, Counter-terror, SK, Yemen, other jihaddists, personalities, security timeline, state jihaddists — by Jane Novak at 12:59 pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

In another statement, they say Jamaat al Jihad is the remnants of al Nabi’s AAIA. Another references al Hitat and Afghan Arabs. Shabwa press

he governor of Abyan Ahmed Almisri The preliminary investigation conducted by the security services with those arrested in the city of Ja’ar revealed links to al-Qaida and some of them involved in terrorist acts. (Read on …)

Second Yemeni Suicide Bomber Identified

Filed under: Al-Qaeda, SK, Yemen, attacks — by Jane Novak at 8:30 pm on Friday, April 10, 2009

Dont Click the Link! GAhhhh, its a picture of a foot and only a foot remains.

So the question is of course is this Khaled al Dhayani a relative of Hamza al Dhayani, the purported driving instructor for the 2007 Marib tourists’ murderer and later the main suspect in the Embassy attack but who said in an interview that the security forces orchestrate some attacks themselves.

Funny how this DNA test took a few weeks when sometimes in Yemen the results come back in hours.

al Motamar: Yemen identifies identity of Sana’a Airport suicidal operation perpetrator
Wednesday, 08-April-2009 – Yemen Interior Ministry announced Wednesday it has identified identity of the perpetrator of the suicidal terrorist operation committed on the road leading to Sana’a Airport on 18 last March. The Ministry depended on results of DNA examinations.

Official source at the Interior Ministry has said,” Security authorities identified the implementer of the terrorist suicidal operation on the road leading to Sana’a Airport on 18 last March. “ (Read on …)

Yemeni Security Cooperates with Al Qaeda: al-Alimi

Filed under: Al-Qaeda, Counter-terror, SK, Security Forces, TI: Internal — by Jane Novak at 8:01 pm on Friday, March 27, 2009

al EShteraki: Rashad Al-Alimi approved by Major General, Deputy Prime Minister for Defense and Security, on Monday broke the al-Qaeda to the security services. (Read on …)

Yemen’s Three Fronts of Terror

Filed under: Al-Qaeda, Janes Articles, SK — by Jane Novak at 3:37 pm on Friday, March 27, 2009

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took credit in an internet statement today for a pair of suicide attacks that targeted South Koreans in Yemen.

A teen-aged suicide bomber killed four South Korean tourists in Shibam, Hadramout on March 15. A second terror attack three days later in Sana’a targeted a convoy of family members and South Korean investigators. The motorcade had left a military camp and was traveling along a highway when a suicide bomber detonated his device between two of the cars. There were no injuries to the passengers.

According to al-Tajamo Weekly, the terrorist obtained information on the route and schedule of the delegation from Yemen’s security forces who were aware of the attack twelve hours in advance.

The AQAP internet statement said the attacks were an effort to “expel the infidels from the Arabian Peninsula” and were in retribution for the killing of Hamza al Qaiti by security forces after a suicide bombing in Sayoun last August. As additional rationale, the group cited South Korea’s “alliance with Crusader forces” in Iraq and Afghanistan, the corrupting influence of tourism and the spread of Christianity. The statement rejected the concept of a covenant of protection for visitors.

At a special parliamentary session, opposition and majority MPs alleged the Yemeni security forces are infiltrated by al Qaeda. MPs also accused the Yemeni government of deploying al Qaeda for political purposes. Independent MP Sakhr Al-Wajih said the government itself was involved in many of the terrorist acts which took place over the last years.

Parliament called for the disclosure of the ambiguous relationship between Yemeni authorities and al Qaeda. A ranking member of the ruling party said the relationship between the government and al Qaeda had harmed the country. Another MP said that it was clear that al Qaeda had penetrated the Yemeni security forces. (Read on …)

Recruited for Somalia, Trained in Marib

Filed under: Al-Qaeda, Counter-terror, SK, Yemen, arrests   — by Jane Novak at 7:32 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2009

Qaeda bomber behind Yemen attack trained in Somalia, They say his name was Abdel Rahman Mehdi al-Aajbari, al Eshteraki< ?a>

security sources responsible بأن الاجهزة الامنية That the security apparatus تمكنت خلال الايام القليلة الماضية من القاء القبض على عشرة اشخاص من العناصر المنتمية الى تنظيم القاعدة، جميعهم في Able in the past few days of the arrest of ten people from the elements belonging to al Qaeda, all in خلية تعرف بخلية (قاسم الريمي). Cell known as a cell (Kassem Reemy). (Read on …)

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