Limburg mastermind is still on the run [Archives:2003/09/Local News]

February 3 2003

Yemeni sources disclosed Wednesday that Abdulkareem Batheeb, al-Qaeda suspect, is the mastermind of the terrorist attack on the French tanker Limburg last October.
Investigations with five suspects indicated that Batheeb received the finances for the attack from Yemeni citizens living in Saudi Arabia.
Two detained suspects said they put the explosive on a boat that hit the Limburg.
The explosive expert behind the attack is still on the run.
The Yemeni government tried to arrest Batheeb last December in Hadramout. However, he managed to escape after a gunfight with security people. Batheeb and his men killed two security officers and injured four soldiers.
Security are still seeking Batheeb and two of his followers. Batheeb is known one of the extremists in Hadramout.
The Limburg attack caused the death of one Bulgarian sailor on the tanker as well as the leaking of 90,000 tons of oil, causing serious environmental damage.