Al-Sahwa [Archives:2007/1076/Press Review]

August 13 2007

Thursday, August 9
Main headlines

– Demanding its subjects to maintain high level of vigilance, U.S government says: Qaeda Organization is active in Yemen

– NDI meets Amran tribal leaders and sheikhs

– Yemeni politicians recollect brave attitudes of late prime minister

– Dhale'e military pensioners discuss security violations at a symposium

– Four Qaeda elements involved in Marib's terrorist bombing killed

The weekly newspaper reported in a front page article that Marib governor Aref Al-Zuka , affirmed on Thursday that the Yemeni Counterterrorism Forces killed 4 Al-Qaeda militants in Marib governorate, around 150 kilometres east of the capital Sana'a.

It went on to say that one of the dead was Qassim Al-Raimi, whom the interior ministry had accused of planning the July 2 suicide bombing in Marib that killed 9 Spanish tourists and two local drivers. Yemeni authorities identified earlier this month the Yemeni suicide bomber and nine other members of the al-Qaida cell blamed for killing the Spanish tourists.