By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, May 19, 2012- Al-Qaeda militants are hiding the abducted Saudi diplomat in the Gulf of Aden, security and tribal sources in Yemen said.
Following increasing tribal pressures and intensification of the search operations by Yemeni security authorities, the militants are using a fishing boat in carrying out the hiding operation, Saudi Gazette reported.
Abdullah Al-Khalidi was kidnapped in Yemen in March by al-Qaeda militants in Aden.
A leading Yemeni security figure, who accompanied Okaz/Saudi Gazette during a visit to Al-Khalidi’s residence in one of the modest Aden districts, said stealing the Saudi diplomat’s car by a gang that has relations with Al-Qaeda was in preparation for kidnapping him.
Security officials said the ransom demanded by Al-Qaeda in return for releasing the diplomat is still obscure and lacks details, the sources added