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Al-Qaeda’s leader in Yemen under arrest: UN report

An aerial picture taken on October 20, 2020, shows a view of al-Hajrayn village in Dawan directorate, in Yemen's central Hadramawt governorate. (File/AFP)
An aerial picture taken on October 20, 2020, shows a view of al-Hajrayn village in Dawan directorate, in Yemen's central Hadramawt governorate. (File/AFP)
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05 Feb 2021 03:02:34 GMT9
05 Feb 2021 03:02:34 GMT9
  • The report to the Security Council from a UN monitoring team said Khalid Batarf was arrested and his deputy, Saad Atef Al-Awlaqi, died in Al-Mahrah Governorate

UN: The leader of Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni affiliate has been under arrest for several months, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday.

The report to the Security Council from a UN monitoring team said Khalid Batarfi, who took over the leadership of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) a year ago, was arrested and his deputy, Saad Atef Al-Awlaqi, died during an “operation in Ghayda City, Al-Mahrah Governorate, in October.”

AFP

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