Al-Qaeda group leader arrested
>From correspondents in Sanaa | September 22, 2008
YEMENI authorities have arrested the leader of the Islamic Jihad group which
had claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on the US embassy that killed
17 people, a state-run website said today.
The September 26 site (26sep.net) said group leader Abu al-Ghaith al-Yamani was
among six people arrested "for threatening to target foreign embassies".
On Friday, the group, which had said it was behind Thursday's twin car bombings
of the embassy, said it belonged to al Qaeda and threatened to attack the
British and Saudi embassies and assassinate high state officials unless the
government freed its jailed members.