Security authorities allow U.S. to investigate terror suspects [Archives:2006/935/Local News]

April 6 2006

ADEN, April 4 ) Khalid Abdunnabi, leader of the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army (AAIA), stated earlier this week that Abyan's Political Security Organization arrested several AAIA elements.

He added that U.S. investigators interrogated the captured suspects about their plans to travel to Iraq to fight foreign forces there.

Abdunnabi told the London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper that they have no intention to travel to Iraq, denying the presence of Islamic fighter training camps in Abyan.

He also denied that the AAIA receives support from Ali Muhsen Al-Ahmar, following news of a government program aimed at training militias and giving them military rank.