Thursday, 31 December 2009

Mareb tribesmen warn Al Qaeda from staying in their province

By Nasser Arrabyee/31/12/2009

Tribesmen from Mareb, east of Yemen, warned Al Qaeda operatives to immediately leave their province, otherwise they will be struck like their comrades in Arhab, Abyan and Shabwah.

In a statement published by the state-run media, the tribesmen warned the Al Qaeda operatives from their province Marib, in particular from Abaida valley saying it was a safe haven planning many terrorist acts.

The tribesmen warned Aidh Jaber Al Shabwani, Ali Fares, Tarek bin Saood Mueli, Ghalib al Zaidi and others, who are from Mareb, from staying in the province of Marib any more.

The tribesmen said that Mareb was safe haven for planning and implementing many terrorist acts like the assassination of security officials in Hudhrmout and Mareb and killing tourists.

The tribesmen's statement came after the government warned the tribesmen everywhere in Yemen from any cooperation with Al Qaeda elements.

The government said, those in Mareb, or anywhere else, will certainly have the same fate as their comrades in Arhab, Abyan and Shabwah.

This came after an Al Qaeda operative was injured and arrested and at least three of his comrades escaped after clashes with security forces in Hodeida province west of Yemen, local and security sources said Wednesday.

The injured man was taken by soldiers to a hospital for treatment and other security forces followed at least three Al Qaeda operatives who eascped from the village of Dair Al Ajabiri, about 30 km north of Hodeida city after they clashed with the security, the local sources said.

The clashes happened at 10 am today Wednesday, when the security forces raided the house of Nasser Ahmed Zuraiban Al Ahdal, where the group was hiding.

Al Ahdal, the owner of the house, who escaped also, was known in his village as a former Al Qaeda member after being released from the intelligence prison on condition that he would renounce any armed activity.

He used to go to security authorities for signing every month to prove his obedience and compliance with the instructions.

However, the security officials the Al Qaeda man, was arrested in the same village without any clashes.

The raid happened at 6 am today Wednesday in the village of Dair Al Jabiri and because it was very accurate the man was arrested without any clashes, an unidentified security official was quoted by the State-run media.

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