Saturday, July 30, 2011

Al-Qaeda senior leader arrested in Yemen

ABYAN, July 30 (Saba) - A security source said Saturday that senior leader of al-Qaeda "Abdullah Saeed Omar Houbaibat" was captured in Abyan province.

Houbaibat was arrested at a checkpoint on Friday and was sent to the competent authorities to complete the legal procedures against him, the source said.

He is one of most wanted members of al-Qaeda and has participated in many terrorist operations targeted checkpoints, military and security individuals as well as civilians in Abyan, he added.

Moreover, the armed forces managed Saturday to arrest three armed members of al-Qaeda and kill another one near Zinjibar city, the source said.

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