In Yemen have seized a number of the leaders of “al-Qaeda”
The radicals were planning a series of terrorist attacks in the South of the country.
KUWAIT city, April 22. /Offset. TASS Pavel Prokofiev/. The counter-terrorism division of the army of Yemen has conducted an operation to capture members of the field command of the terrorist network “al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” (AQAP banned in Russia) in the province of Hardmuth in the South of the country. This was announced today at the headquarters of the Arabian coalition supporting the government of Yemen.
According to available information, the operation, which involved special forces and aviation of the Alliance, was held in the night from Friday to Saturday. As a result of operational actions managed to arrest a number of leaders of AQAP, the majority are mercenaries from different countries. The radicals were planning a series of terrorist attacks in southern Yemen. The military seized weapons, equipment and explosives.
Among the field commanders, was in the hands of the Yemeni military, the leader of the extremists known as the Yemeni “al-Zarqawi”. We are talking about the leader of the branch “al-Qaeda” in Iraq, the Jordanian Abu Mus’ab AZ-Zarqawi, which was liquidated in 2006.
In Yemen from August 2014, the confrontation between the government and Shiite rebels – Houthis, 2015 authorities has supported the Arabian coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Instability in the Arab country are numerous terrorist organizations, including AQAP and Islamic state (banned in Russia).