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Al-Qaeda’s leader in Yemen under arrest: UN report

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Al-Qaeda’s leader in Yemen under arrest: UN report

  • The report to the Security Council from a UN monitoring team said Khalid Batarf was arrested and his deputy, Saad Atef Al-Awlaqi, died Al-Mahrah Governorate

Updated 8 min 47 sec ago

AFP

UN: The leader of Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni affiliate has been under arrest for several months, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday.


The report to the Security Council from a UN monitoring team said Khalid Batarfi, who took over the leadership of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) a year ago, was arrested and his deputy, Saad Atef Al-Awlaqi, died during an “operation in Ghayda City, Al-Mahrah Governorate, in October.”

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