holds a Saudi diplomat Abdullah Al-Khalid and a Swiss teacher,Sylvia Abrahat, in a valley located outside Al-Mahfad
district of Abyan.
According to Akhbar Alyawm Newspaper, Al-Qaeda militants who were
dislodged from Zinjibar, Jaar and Lawdar of Abyan and Azzan of Shabwah set up
training camps in some valleys of Al-Mahfad, pointing out that Al-Khalidi and
Syliva was transformed to Al-Mahfad.
The diplomat has been holding by Al-Qaeda for several months
after beingabducted byAl-Qaeda militants who called for the release
of militants held in Saudi prisons in return for his release.
The Saudi Embassy in Sana'a has cautioned against plans of Al-Qaeda to
target it, asking all its officials and employees to be alert and take all precautions.