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Yemen Says It Nabs Top Al Qaeda Man, Surrounds Others

Yemen’s security forces have arrested a Yemeni believed to be a senior al Qaeda member after surrounding a group of Islamic militants in a remote region, a government official said Wednesday. “Security forces have captured a Yemeni man believed to be an important member of al Qaeda,” the official told Reuters. “They are still surrounding the others.” Officials declined to say whether Imam al-Sherif, a prominent Egyptian militant, was among those surrounded in the mountainous region in the southern Abyan province. Sherif set up the Jihad group which Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man Ayman al-Zawahri once headed. Some local media said he may be the man in police custody. Full Story

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