Al-Qaeda militants left Yemen to Syria

Posted on September 13, 2012

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Posted in: Local News
Written By: Yemen Observer Staff
Article Date: Sep 6, 2012 – 3:42:40 PM
Former al-Qaeda leader Tareq al-Fadhli said that Ansar al-Sharia militants affiliated to al-Qaeda organization have withdrawn recently from Zinjubar and Ja’ar cities of Abyan province as a matter of partaking in the war against the Syrian regime, local media reported.

“The sudden withdrawal of al-Qaeda militants from the two cities of Zinjubar and Ja’ar in Abyan province is connected to a conclusive deal recently made to have groups of armed men relocated to Syria to partake in the war against the Syrian regime, al-Fadhli told the Adenalghd local news site.

Al-Fadhli also said that there must have been a regional deal that was possibly made to move al-Qaeda militants in Yemen to Turkey in order to cross to Syria and participate in the war.

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