صحف نت - UAE-backed Yemeni forces have captured a middle-ranking Al Qaida operative in a remote area in the southern province of Shabwa, a local military officer told Gulf News on Tuesday.
Dozens of heavily armed Shabwani Elite soldiers captured Roues Abdullah Mubarak Al Sheuhi Al Awlaki after besieging his hideout in a remote area in the district of Al Sayed.
“After receiving a tip-off about his location, our forces quietly headed to Al Awlaki’s hiding place on Sunday morning. He surrendered shortly after we besieged his hideout,” the officer said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to brief reporters.
Al Awlaki was identified as an aide to Saad Bin Atef Al Awlaki, Al Qaida’s leader in the Al Sayed district.
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