Aden Seaport Watched for  20 Days before USS Cole Incident [Archives:2001/03/Front Page]

January 15 2001

One of the suspects in the USS Cole incident confessed that he was assigned with other people to watch out movements of US ships at Aden and Hodeidah ports to carry out military operations against them, a reliable source in Aden revealed. The suspect added that they spent 20 days watching until their leaders decided to hit USS Cole at Aden Port.
On the other hand, American investigators still carry out field visits to places suspected to have connection with the incident and meet with the 50 eye witnesses. American investigators have also met with a number of Yemeni officials in Aden, the source added. There are still 18 eyewitnesses awaiting interrogation before transferring the case to court.