Yemen offers bounty for 8 al-Qaida suspects

Interior Ministry describes the suspects as "young men duped" by al-Qaida; most-wanted list now has over 150 names.

SAN'A, Yemen — Yemen has released the names of eight al-Qaida suspects and is offering nearly $100,000 for information on each of the men.
The Interior Ministry describes the suspects as "young men duped" by al-Qaida, according to a report Friday by the state Saba news agency.
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It warns against providing the eight with shelter but gave no further details about them. One of the names is a previously known suspect.
Yemen periodically releases additions to its most-wanted al-Qaida list, which now has over 150 names.
Al-Qaida has stepped up its presence in Yemen — frequently launching brazen attacks on government troops and diplomats — and has proven to be a stubborn challenge for the country's weak central government.