Yemen charges sixteen al-Qaida suspects with terrorism

By
March 11, 2009 16:27

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Yemeni prosecutors brought 16 suspected al-Qaida members to trial Wednesday on terrorism charges that include an attack on the American embassy and killings of foreigners in Yemen. The prosecution alleged the suspects, 14 Yemenis and two Syrians, formed an al-Qaida cell that masterminded a spate of attacks. Some of them are accused of firing a volley of mortars at the US embassy compound in March 2008. The mortars hit an adjacent girls high school instead, killing a Yemeni guard and wounding dozens of schoolgirls. The charges also include 23 other terrorists acts, such as the January 2008 killing of two female Belgian tourists, attacking a foreigners' residential compound in Hadramout province and clashes with police in which an al-Qaida militant leader was killed.

Related Content

US President Donald Trump reacts to a question during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office o
August 21, 2018
Trump vows 'no concessions' with Turkey over detained U.S. pastor

By REUTERS