Tuesday, October 26, 2010

YemenWatch: Tuesday October 26, 2010

A Yemeni journalist who has interviewed al-Qa'eda leaders has been arrested and is on trial for helping the terrorist organization.  This is disturbing.  While it is possible that he is an AQAP supporter, it's also just as possible that the Yemeni government is simply cracking down on journalists who interview AQAP.  It isn't unusual for a government to be upset when someone interviews their opposition, especially if they are terrorists.

Approximately 15 militants surrendered in Abyan province yesterday.  They are suspected AQAP members.  Let's hope many more turn themselves in.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in Taiz province yesterday.  The article doesn't mention whether or not the bomber is AQAP, but this province is west of Abyan.

I will be adding a Yemen map to my sidebar, so you can see where everything is happening.

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