Yemen issues new list of most wanted al-Qaida terrorists
Yemeni Interior Ministry issued on Thursday a new list of most-wanted al-Qaida terrorists which contains eight individuals, Xinhua reported.
The list includes their photos, names and other information regarding the age and birthplace of the eight individuals, according to a statement published by the ministry on its website.
In the statement, the ministry said brochures of the new list, which are small enough to be kept in the pocket, have been distributed to all police stations and security checkpoints across the country.
"Investigations revealed that the eight most-wanted terrorists were involved in a number of criminal and saboteur acts taken place in the northeast province of Marib and southeast province of Shabwa," said the statement.
It said the distribution of the new list was conducive to accelerating the process of arresting them in any place they show up, and stressed that such step came within the continued manhunt campaign against al-Qaida members to tighten the security cordon around them.
Yemen, the ancestral homeland of al-Qaida network leader Osama bin Laden, has intensified security operations and air raids against terrorist groups, after the al-Qaida wing in Yemen claimed responsibility for an botched attempt to blow up a U.S. passenger plane bound for Detroit last year.