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170 Al Qaeda Suspects Released In Yemen

WCCO News reported that Yemen released 170 men it had arrested in connection with having ties to al Qaeda.


Security officials said Yemen released them on Sunday two weeks after the terror group said that Yemen had become the base of its activities for the whole Arabian peninsula.

The announcement came at the same time government forces say they were poised to fight a deep al Qaeda presence that includes both Yemenis and Saudis.

After signing pledges not to engage in terrorism, the detainees were freed Friday and Saturday. Local tribal areas
are also expected to ensure the good behavior of the released.

Fox 9 News also reported that 170 men were freed Friday and Saturday after signing pledges not to engage in terrorism.


Anonymity is the only condition of which the government forces would speak who announced the release because they are not allowed to speak to the press.

After President Barack Obama ordered the prison to be shut down within a year, Yemen has said it expects most of the 100 remaining Yemenis at Guantanamo to be sent home.

Saudia Arabia issued a list of 85 most wanted living abroad that included two Yemenis.

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