The general said key Al Qaida
leaders who fled Al Mukalla in 2016 were hiding in the valley, with heavy arms the militants looted from military bases in their former strongholds.
Earlier, the Yemeni security forces arrested Mohammad Abdu Saleh Al Hawdali in a raid implemented on December 30, on an Al Qaida
hideout in Hodeida province west of the country.
The first and most obvious point is that children aged 11 have so far not been used by al Qaida
for terrorist acts anywhere in the world.
Bush called al Qaida
in Iraq the perpetrator of the worst violence racking that country and said it was the same group that had carried out the Sept.
The US has identified five senior Al Qaida
operatives who they believe have been to Iran since the U.
Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the Afghan forces were making remarkably quick progress against al Qaida
fighters in the valleys, and there were not a lot of ways out.
In 2004, Zarqawi and his terrorist group formally joined al Qaida
, pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden, and he promised to "follow his orders in jihad.
A local military officer knowledgeable about the operation told Gulf News that the Yemeni troops, known as the Hadhrami Elite Forces, had gained control of the entrance points to Al Mousaini valley, besieging Al Qaida
militants who have long used the valley for regrouping and staging attacks against government forces in the province.
Meanwhile, the US military said it had caught a suspected Al Qaida
militant believed to be behind the killing last week of a key Sunni Arab tribal leader in Anbar province.
is is likely to use its contacts and capabilities in Iraq to mount an attack on US soil, according to a new National Intelligence Estimate on threats to the America.
US FORCES have arrested a senior al Qaida
terrorist and personal associate of the group's new leader, the top US military spokesman in Iraq said last night.
A national Guardsman is facing charges of attempting to give information to Osama bin Laden's al Qaida