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Yemen’s ‘Qaeda number two’ jailed for three years

Al-Qaeda’s alleged number-two in Yemen has been sentenced by a Sanaa court to three years and a month in prison after the prosecutor had asked for death. Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal, also known as Abu Issam al-Mekki, was convicted of links to an attack on a helicopter carrying employees of Texas-based firm Hunt Oil in 2002. But he was cleared of being part of a group that aims to attack foreign interests and of receiving funds from Al-Qaeda to bankroll attacks in Yemen, including the 2002 attack against a French oil tanker. Full Story

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