The Yemeni authorities captured during the few past days an Al-Qaeda suspect in the central governorate of Ibb , security sources have affirmed.
The sources told the military-run 26 September that the suspect was captured in the framework of a hunt campaign conducted by security forces against al-Qaeda terrorists.
They spelt out that the suspect fought with Al-Qaeda in Zinjibar and Jaar of Abyan governorate.
The Yemeni authorities had arrested a number of Al-Qaeda operatives in different Yemeni areas including the capital Sana'a. Local sources of Abyan said that the Popular Resistance Committees, that backed the offensive of the Yemeni army in Abyan and other southern governorates, are conducting a hunt campaign against Al-Qaeda militants in the wake of targeting its leaders.
In response to attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda against leaders and fighters of the Popular Resistance Committees, the fighters pledged to continue fighting Al-Qaeda militants until eliminating them completely.Al-Qaeda restored to use other tactics as it assassinated a number of Yemeni military commanders and officers, and carried out suicide bombings against military and security compounds in the capital Sana'a and other cities.After the Yemeni government announced its victory in early June, al-Qaida carried out a suicide bombing various governorates and killed the commander of Yemen's southern military region, Salem Qatan.
The Yemeni authorities had stated that they would continue the battle against Al-Qaeda militants and that the government will deal with them as citizens in case they were persuaded to abandon violence.