By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, May 16, 2012- Yemen's Interior Ministry said on its website that it monitored a remarkable presence for al-Qaeda militants in two cities of the Yemen's northern provinces.
The ministry reported on Wednesday that the first group was discovered in Yemen's eastern province of Mareb in al-Jaref district between Raghwan and al-Sameda cities, while the other group was discovered in Yemen's southern province of Taiz, in Mawya district.
The Interior Ministry has ordered security forces in Mareb and Taiz to go on high alert after it learned an AQAP militants had discovered in the cities in order to carry out potential attacks.
The ministry's website stated that security apparatus in Taiz had received information that at least 20 al-Qaeda militants were present in Mawya district, which until now has seen no militant activity. According to the ministry, security is working to pursue these elements and arrest them.