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Yemen Jails 5 Over Limburg, U.S. Envoy Murder Plot

A Yemeni court jailed five al Qaeda supporters for 10 years Saturday for bombing the French supertanker Limburg and sentenced to death another militant who plotted with them to kill the U.S. ambassador to Sanaa. Another nine Yemenis received prison terms of three to 10 years for the assassination conspiracy and for plotting with the other six to attack the embassies of the United States, Germany, France, Britain and Cuba. Yemen, the ancestral home of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has cooperated closely with the U.S.-led “war on terror” to shed its image as a hotbed for militants. Upon hearing the verdict the 15 bearded men in blue prison dress burst into cries of “God is great, America is the enemy of God, Osama bin Laden is God’s beloved.” Full Story

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