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Yemen Reportedly Nabs Second Militant in Days

Yemen has captured a top Egyptian militant with suspected links to al Qaeda, the second arrest of a senior militant in the south of the country this week, a government party Web site reported Thursday. The militant was believed to be Egyptian Imam al-Sherif, founder of the Jihad group which Osama bin Laden’s right hand man Ayman al-Zawahri once headed, said almotamar.net, the Web site of Yemen’s ruling party GPC. Jihad, under Zawahri, joined ranks with bin Laden in 1998 in an alliance which they said would strike U.S. and Jewish interests. If confirmed the arrest of Sherif would be the second such breakthrough in days in the hunt for suspected militants in Yemen, the ancestral home of bin Laden whose al Qaeda group is blamed for the September 11, 2001 attacks on U.S. cities. Full Story

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