RIYADH, A number of Al Qaeda leaders and militants were arrested in the east of Yemen, the Coalition Command to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen said in a statement on Saturday.

"The coalition helicopters carried out an air operation in support of the anti-terrorism forces of the Yemeni army, which last night launched a pre-emptive operation as part of its tracking of the Al Qaeda organisation's hideouts in the city of Mukalla, arresting a number of members and senior leaders of the Al Qaeda terrorist organisation in the valley of Adem in Hadramaut from different nationalities, including Ahmed Saeed Awad Barhamah, nicknamed, "Zarqawi", the prominent leader of the organisation, in the Tawila area in the city of Mukalla," according to the statement delivered by the Saudi Press Agency.

The operation also resulted in the thwarting of terrorist plots through the confiscation of various equipment and weapons.

The operation is the second of its kind, following the arrest of Abu Ali Al Sairi, Al Qaeda's second leader in Hadramout, in Wadi Hadramaut.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Related Post

About Us

The website publishes the news, which is gathered from all the sectors of the country with keeping an eye on different sorts of news from all over the world. All kinds of news on our news website do not consist of any sort of content that can be called the prejudice one, that strategy keeps us away from adding up any useless extra content in the news.