Alsahwah.net- The Yemeni government has approved on
Tuesday an new anti-Al-Qaeda strategy on
the basis on a plan prepared by the Supreme Security Committee.
The strategy is designed to launch
new approaches to combat al-Qaeda through cooperation with all Yemenis,
government sources told Alsahwah.net.
Units of the Yemeni army started on
Thursday the hunt of al-Qaeda in al-Mahfad districts of Abyan after they
escaped from Zinjibar, Jaar and other towns to reorganize themselves in
Local sources said that a number of
al-Qaeda leaders including Jalal Ben-Eidi centre in al-Mahafad.
According to the sources, about 400
al-Qaeda militants are existed in Al-Mahafad that turned to a connection point
to militants who move between Abyan, Hadhramout, Shabwah and Marib.
The sources affirmed that Pakistanis
and Saudis are among the militants, indicating that foreingers are helping the
militants in making bombs and explosive belts.
Al-Qaeda militants received painful
blows as the Yemeni army cleansed them from their main strongholds in Abyan and
they resorted to use other tactics including the abduction of foreigners.
Yemen had declared the killing of Saeed
al-Shehri, the number two leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, but government sources said later that DNA
tests have not proved the killing of Al-Shehri.
The state news agency, Saba, said
that a specialized medical team headed to Seyoon of Hadhramout to take samples
of the persons who were killed in an air-strike.
Washington, which has pursued a
campaign of assassination by drone and missile against suspected Qaeda members,
backed a military offensive in May to recapture areas of Abyan province.
Yemeni rights groups have denounced
US drones attacks against Yemeni areas, calling the Yemeni government to
respect safety and security of its citizens.
It slammed "silence" of the
Yemeni government toward the attacks, accusing it of collision with
"crimes committed against Yemenis."