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Yemenis convicted of forming al-Qaida cell

Yemenis convicted of forming al-Qaida cell

Four Yemenis have been convicted of forming an al-Qaida cell and plotting to attack government and foreign targets in the country. A court sentenced the men to three years in prison.
In Monday's ruling, a judge said the four men set up a terror cell and collected weapons and ammunition to be used in attacks.
The court's sentence includes a two-year travel ban for the men after their prison terms.
Yemen has been the site of numerous high-profile, al-Qaida-linked attacks, including the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in the Gulf of Aden, which killed 17 American sailors. The most recent attack, in March, killed 4 South Korean tourists.


Updated : 2021-04-12 21:02 GMT+08:00