Yemen aims to capture senior al Qaeda figures
Meanwhile, Yemeni authorities started the trial in absentia of al-Awlaki.
"Asiri is believed to be hiding and moving with senior al Qaeda elements such as (Yemen al Qaeda leader) Nasseral-Wahayshi. Security intelligence are still tracking them downto exactly identify their whereabouts," the official said, according to Reuters.
"The campaign includes intensive intelligence and militarywork," he added.