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HOME > NEWS > WORLD NEWS Yemen holds US citizen for suspected al Qaeda ties Last Updated: 7:45 AM, October 10, 2012 SANAA, Yemen — A Yemeni security official says authorities have detained a US citizen suspected to have links to al Qaeda. The official said Wednesday that the American was arrested in a hotel in the southern city of Shabwa, a onetime stronghold of al Qaeda militants, later pushed out into nearby mountains by a military offensive. They say he was holding two US passports and one German one. The official declined to give further details. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. Yemen has detained a number of Westerners, Asians, and other foreigners over alleged links to al Qaeda. Washington considers Yemen’s al Qaeda branch to be the terror network’s most dangerous offshoot. The US Embassy could not be reached immediately for comment Yemen holds US citizen for suspected al Qaeda ties – m.NYPOST.com

10 Oct

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