Yemen: Top Al-Qaida member turns himself in

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 19, 2010 23:37




SAN'A – Yemen said Thursday that a wanted, leading Al-Qaida member accused of bombing a French oil tanker in 2002 has turned himself in.

The Yemeni Defense Ministry's weekly magazine and a statement from the embassy in Washington said that Hazem al-Mujali had surrendered amid a government crackdown on the organization.

Al-Mujali was accused of the 2002 bombing of a French oil tanker and imprisoned, but on his release apparently rejoined Al-Qaida.

He escaped a highly publicized raid late last year in northeast of San'a on Al-Qaida cell suspected of plotting attacks.


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