Thursday, 12 April 2012

 Special forces sent for combing Al Qaeda hideouts

By Nasser Arrabyee,12/04/2012

Counter-terrorism units from Republican Guards and Central Security were sent to southern and eastern provinces where Al Qaeda fighters are in fierce confrontations with troops and loyal tribesmen, said informed sources on Thursday.

The sources said the President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi gave directives to the minister of defense to sent special forces from the counter-terrorism units of the Republican Guards and Central Security.

The two commanders of the eastern and southern regions were also instructed by the President to support the special forces to make their task successful in eradicating the terrorism. 

On Wednesday, two Al Qaeda leaders with 10 other fighters were killed in an operation launched by government troops and loyal tribesmen to drive away Al Qaeda terrorists from the circumference of the town of Lawdar, according to  military and tribal sources.

The Al Qaeda leaders Emad Al Munshabi and Daradish Ahmed Mohamed Taher, we're killed at extreme of Lawdar where sewage is collected, the tribal sources said.

At least 10 Al Qaeda fighters including Saudis, Somalis, and Pakistanis, were  killed today when the army drove away the terrorists from the area of Yasuf at the circumference of Lawdar, said the military sources.

A total of 15 tribesmen from the anti-Al Qaeda popular committees were killed in the battles today including the top leader of the committees, Mohammed Jabil Sheikh. 

Al Qaeda beheaded a woman for not being a good Muslim in the south eastern town of Rada'a, said local sources on Wednesday.

Al Qaeda fighters stormed the house of Mrs AlSharifa Amer, in Bani Zeyad, Rada'a, and slaughtered her and took the head and hang it in front of the house  of Mohammed Mohammed Al Awbali.  Mrs Amer is locally known as a popular doctor who treats sick people by herbs . 

The sources said that Al Qaeda considered the woman as an enemy of Allah  for being a  "trickster".

The sources added that the head of the woman then was taken by the government troops deployed in the area and put it in the refrigerator of the hospital of Rada'a.

The head of woman was hanged in the front of the house Al Awbali as a clear message that he is the next one. Mohammed Al Awbali is a very famous popular doctor by herbs in Yemen and general and Rada'a in particular.

The house of Awbali was shelled last January when Al Qaeda (deceivingly call themselves Ansar Al Sharia meaning supporters of Sharia), took control over Rada'a city under the leadership of the slain leader Tarik Al Dhahab.

Meanwhile, one the top leader of the anti-AlQaeda popular committees, Mohammed Jebel Shiekh, and of his body guards were killed morning Wednesday the on going fierce battles of Lawdar in the southern province of Abyan. 

About 140 people from troops of 111 brigade, and anti-AlQaeda  popular committees, and Al Qaeda fighters were killed over the last two days in the battles around the town of Lawdar.

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