Extensive security meeting of military apparatus [Archives:2003/648/Local News]

July 7 2003

By Mohamed Saeed

An extensive meeting for the security and military bodies in Aden, Abyan, and Lahj governorates was held on July 2 in Aden.
The meeting was chaired by Deputy Interior Minister Staff Brigadier Muttahar Rashad al-Masri, Southern Military Zone Commander, Brigadier General Mahdi Maqola and Security Director of Aden, Abyan, and Lahj governorates.
The President's orders and the recent military operations against militant camps in Abyan were discussed during the meeting.
The meeting aimed at basically reviewing the military and security reinforcement measures and steps taken to track down militant fugitives to have them arrested as soon as possible.
During the recent military operations performed in Huttat area-Abyan governorate, a key mastermind and four more militants were killed.
Twenty persons were detained by the security apparatus in an attempt to tighten the grip on the fugitives.
During the meeting, participants praised citizens' efforts, which had an impact on disclosing and arresting those lawbreakers.
Fruitful decisions have been adopted to update security and military checkpoints according to the military and security experiences in Aden, Abyan, and Lahj governorates.