Tuesday, November 2, 2010

YemenWatch: Tuesday November 2, 2010: Part 1

Yemen has decided to try Anwar Al-Awlaki in absentia.  He's somewhere in Yemen.  They also convicted 16 AQAP members in Hadramout province.  And journalist and terrorism expert Abdul Elah Haidar is on trial for allegedly working for AQAP and Al-Awlaki.

The Yemeni government is upset that the German government has banned Yemen's cargo flights.  Enjoy the quote:
Germany's ban on cargo flights coming through it was hasty, strange, exaggerating, harming its counterterrorism efforts and only serving Al-Qaeda.
The Prime Minister of Yemen met with EU ambassadors and declared that Yemen will not be a safe haven for Al-Qa'eda and Yemen's airport security is ready.


An oil pipeline was bombed in Shabwa province.  No word yet on who is responsible.

edit: made this Part 1

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