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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:07 AM

Yemen says it has arrested an Al-Qaida leader


SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's Interior Ministry says police have arrested an al-Qaida leader who is one of the country's most wanted fugitives.

The ministry, in a statement late Friday, said Suleiman Hassan Mohammed Murshed Awad was arrested in Zinjibar, the capital of southern Abyan province, once an al-Qaida hotbed. It did not say when he was arrested.

Awad, also known as Abu Osama al-Abi, was "one of the most dangerous criminal elements in al-Qaida who is involved in killing security men and joining others in terrorist attacks on foreign targets in Sanaa."

Washington, which considers Yemen's al-Qaida branch the group's most dangerous offshoot, helped Yemeni troops with airpower and advisers last summer. The offensive drove al-Qaida militants out of southern cities, including Zinjibar.

Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20121201/DA2SSSAO4.html

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:53 AM

1. Let me guess--he was a Number-2 on the AQ command list?

al Quaida has more number-twos than a hog with diarrhea.

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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 07:26 PM

3. I think you are allowed to be #2 only after you are killed.

He might have been #3 aspiring to be #2.

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