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30 Al Qaeda suspects arrested in Yemen

At least 30 people, suspected to be members of terror outfit Al Qaeda were arrested during a security operation in Yemen, a senior minister said.

Sana'a, July 17 (IANS) At least 30 people, suspected to be members of terror outfit Al Qaeda were arrested during a security operation in Yemen, a senior minister said.

'Security operations against Al Qaeda resulted in detaining more than 19 suspects in Marib province and 11 others in Hadramout province,' state-run Saba news agency quoted Interior Minister Mutahar al-Masri as saying.

 

'The ministry handed over a list of wanted Al Qaeda suspects to tribal chieftains of Marib province,' al-Masri said, adding 'the chieftains were very supportive and played a very distinctive role in combating Al Qaeda affiliates'.

 

Al-Masri also revealed that his ministry, with the help of local tribes, has cordoned off provinces where Al Qaeda operatives could launch attacks.

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