Yemeni Authorities Arrest Suspected Al-Qaeda Leader
By Fatik Al-Rodaini
Mareb- Feb 22, 2011- Yemeni authorities arrested on Tuesday Mohammed Abdullah Maouda, an Al-Qaeda leader wanted by Yemeni security for his suspected role in attacking army posts and bombing oil facilities.
Naji bin Ali Al-Zayedi, governor of Mareb province confirmed the arrest of Al-Qaeda member after the troops stopped a car at a checkpoint.
He said that armed men fired from the car when soldiers asked for identification. A firefight ensued, killing three soldiers and two civilians. Nine others were injured.