Al-Harethi Still at Large [Archives:2002/04/Front Page]

January 21 2002

Tribal sources told the Yemen Times that Qaed Salim Sunian al-Harethi and Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal met with a number of their associates in al-Hadhaba area in Jawf. The two persons are hunted by the security authorities for alleged connections with al-Qaeda network. The two persons have reportedly disappeared from the desert and nobody knows their hideout. The vast area of the desert is a safe haven for the suspects and locating their hideout is a difficult task, the source added.
Tribes of the region said they were not ready to harbor those suspects for the sensitivity of the situation in the region, particularly after the bloody confrontation between the government troops and Abeeda tribemen in Mareb.