Yemen: Al Qaeda activists arrested
Yemeni security forces have broken up an 11-member Al-Qaeda cell in the capital Sanaa, the defence ministry's online newspaper reported on Thursday. The suspects, who were arrested over the past few days, revealed during their interrogation "important information regarding terrorist attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda (in Yemen)," the September 26 website reported.
Vice-Prime Minister for defence and security affairs General Rashed al-Alimi was due to give a press conference to provide more information on the arrests, it said. "Six Saudi Arabians and three Chadians are among the people arrested," a source close to the inquiry said, according to AFP. "The Saudis are jihadists who originally wanted to go to Iraq but ended up coming to Yemen because of the strict measures taken by authorities in their country for monitoring the border with Iraq."