Yemen arrests suspect in USS Cole bombing [Archives:2004/721/Front Page]

March 18 2004

SANAA, March 16 (Reuters) – Yemen has arrested a suspected militant wanted over the 2000 bomb attack that killed 17 sailors aboard the USS Cole in the port of Aden, an official Web site said on Tuesday.
Security forces arrested Ali Mohamed Omar Shorbajy in the mountainous Abyan region in south Yemen on Monday night, the Web site of the ruling General People's Congress said. A hunt is still on in the same area for three other wanted men. Last week eight men, including six suspects in the attack on the U.S. warship, surrendered to the authorities after a week-long siege of Islamic militants in Abyan.
During the operation security forces arrested local al Qaeda leader Abdul Raouf Nassib, who Yemeni officials say masterminded a 2003 jail break by al Qaeda suspects in the bombing of the ship.