Sunday, November 21, 2010

YemenWatch: Sunday November 21, 2010

AQAP published details of the parcel bombs plot on a jihadist website and in their magazine (they have an English language magazine).

The Yemeni government was offended by a comment made by Saudi prince Turki al-Faisal.  He said that Yemen is divided, which is helping AQAP infiltrate Yemen.  The Yemen Post quoted him as saying:
The situation in Yemen in general is making it easy for terrorists to infiltrate into Saudi Arabia and operate actively there. Also, many Yemenis flee into the kingdom amid conflicts and deteriorating humanitarian situation in their country.

American Sharif Mobley's hearing will continue next Sunday.  It was adjourned because a translator was not available for him.  This is the man who was accused of joining AQAP (those charges were dropped), then shooting a soldier while trying to escape.

The Gulf Cup officially starts on Monday.  This is the first time it's being held in Yemen.

The Yemeni president met with the presidents of Djibouti and Eritrea.  They all want to improve relations, and they're concerned about Somalia.  The presidents are sticking around for the opening of the Gulf Cup.

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