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Yemen tries 17 Qaeda suspects for planning attacks

Yemen on Wednesday put on trial 17 men, including five Saudis, charged with planning attacks against U.S. interests in the country on the orders of the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The prosecutor said the defendants had planned to carry out “criminal attacks” to avenge the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s killing of a top al Qaeda operative in 2002. He said they had travelled to Iraq and then returned to Yemen in 2004 to “carry out their mission on the directives of Abu Musab al Zarqawi.” Full Story

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