December 13th, 2011
11:14 AM ET

Yemenis capture six al Qaeda operatives

Six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives - including one high-value target - were captured by Yemeni security forces, the country's embassy in the United States said Tuesday.

Musaed Al-Barbari, an AQAP leader who authorities say attacked the Sanaa International Airport in 2009, was among those captured, the embassy said.

"The terrorism suspects have been carrying out surveillance, and planning missions aimed at targeting government and high ranking security officials," the embassy said. "Furthermore, the cell was planning on orchestrating attacks on foreign missions and critical state installations."

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  1. chrissy

    Are these 6 part of the l3 that escaped or is this a new batch that al queda allowed to be captured to gain MORE information???

    December 13, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    My thoughts *exactly*, chrissy!

    December 13, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. Curious

    Maybe they are Al Qaeda's version of Otis. Drunken, sleepy, and hungry for Aunt Bea's home cooked fried chicken.

    December 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    and maybe they are on a spy mission, we all know how devious they are!

    December 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jews in Yemen

    One of the six might even be jewish for all we know.

    December 13, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ Jews in Yemen, exactly! We dont know much do we? And dont you find it odd that all of a sudden they are suposedly capturing Al Queda members???

    December 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pete/Ark

    Don't worry,they've already got th' tunnel maps and a prepaid cab to the Hilton...this is only Yemani hospitality.

    December 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Or yemen propoganda to keep the money train comming!

    December 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dwinya

    Dani, What an inspiration you are!! Your love for popele to succeed and your life experience that had been lifted up by the mighty hand of Jesus Christ has now made me to believe that all things are possible and one day I will personally give my life testimony as to how Jesus literally turned my life to a height that I have never had dreamed possible..thank you Dani and to our great and awesome God THANK YOU JESUS !!!!

    July 11, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |