Yemen Names Two Suspects in al-Qaeda Manhunt [Archives:2001/01/Local News]

December 31 2001

The Yemeni 26 September weekly on Thursday named two men the authorities are hunting down as suspected to have links to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network. The newspaper identified the two Yemeni citizens as Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal, also known as Abu Asem al-Ahdal and Ali Qaed Senyan al-Harthi, also known as Abu Ali al-Harthi.
Yemeni officials said they were seeking three suspected members of al Qaeda. Last week, Yemen’s military and security forces attacked suspected al Qaeda hideouts in Mareb region and at least 24 soldiers and four tribesmen were killed in the attack.
Yemen will also send a team of investigators to Pakistan to help interrogate Yemenis who fought with al Qaeda and fled Afghanistan a few days after the U.S. strikes on Afghanistan started. the paper added.