Yemeni security services
managed on Tuesday to arrest in Dahala governorate two Al-Qaeda operatives who escaped
from the Political Security jail in the port city of Hodeidah two weeks ago,
security sources said.
The sources spelt out
that the two arrestees along with three others escaped in late June from this
The Yemeni News Agency
(Saba) said that security services continue in hunting the other escapees and
that they warned anyone against harboring them or helping them to hide.
Yemen witnessed several
escapes of al-Qaeda prisoners as dozens of Al-Qaeda prisoners fled from Aden , Hodeidah,
Hadhramout and other governorates.
A senior Yemeni lawyer
Mohammad Naji Alaw had demanded the Yemeni authorities to investigate repeated escapes of Al-Qaeda
prisoners from Yemeni jails, accused some security services of standing behind the escaped
of al-Qaeda inmates.
He affirmed that the
escapes of Al-Qaeda prisoners were pre-planned, pointing out that officials of
the former regime were involved in facilitating the escape of Al-Qaeda inmates,
calling for forming judicial committees to investigate the subsequent escape
He stressed that those
jails from which the prisoners escaped enjoy good protection and guard, indicating that the officials of the jails
have not never been investigated about the escape processes and how they were
He cited that about 80
Al-Qaeda prisoners previously escaped from a jail of Hadramout governorate and
dozens others escaped from Aden and Sana'a in past years, emphasizing that no
official was tried about such escapes.