Yemen captures Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's deputy leader
By Bill RoggioJanuary 18, 2010 3:51 PM
Said Ali al Shihri, former Guantánamo detainee and deputy leader of al Qaeda in Yemen. Photo from The SITE Institute.
The Yemeni government said it has captured the deputy leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
The Interior Ministry claimed that Said Ali al Shihri and another al Qaeda operative identified as S. Lamankib were captured after overturning their car at a checkpoint in Shabwa province.
The initial report of Shihri's capture, at the Yemen Observer, claimed he overturned his car at a military checkpoint in the Sylan district in Shabwa. The Interior minister said Shihri and Lamankib were captured after a traffic accident in Shabwa's Asailan district, according to a report from the Xinhua News Age
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