Report: Senior al Qaeda figures move from Iran to Yemen
A number of prominent Al-Qaeda figures, including former spokesman Suleiman Abu Ghaith of Kuwait, have moved from Iran to Yemen, the Kuwaiti Al-Qabas newspaper reported Thursday citing an intelligence report.
"Some of these leaders however have moved to Yemen and have taken the charges of command and coordination of Al-Qaeda operations," the report said.
Besides Abu Ghaith, they include Kuwaiti, Gulf and Arab nationals who are wanted internationally, the report said.
Kuwait stripped Abu Ghaith of Kuwaiti citizenship in October 2001 because of his alleged links to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.