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USS Cole bomb suspects recaptured

Yemen has re-arrested two militants, suspected of masterminding the bombing of a US warship in October 2000. Jamal al-Badawi and Fahd al-Qusaa are accused of planning the attack which killed 17 on the USS Cole. The two men were detained after a shoot-out, when security forces stopped their car in Abyan province. The pair are the last of 10 escapees to be recaptured, after a prison break-out last May which was an embarrassment to the Yemeni authorities. Mr Badawi is the highest-profile detainee in Yemen and, like most of the other suspects in the USS Cole case, he is believed to have close links to the al-Qaeda terror network. The two men were both injured during their capture, and are now being detained at a hospital, according to an official quoted by the AFP news agency. A member of the Yemeni security forces was also reported wounded. Full Story

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