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Attack on U.S. Embassy in Yemen Linked to Mossad by Khalida
December 1, 2008, 12:51 am
Filed under: December Volume 1 - 2008, Front Page News, International, World | Tags: ,

A terrorist cell was apprehended in Yemen after a suicide attack on the U.S. embassy there. The Yemeni state-run news agency, Saba, reported the cell to have links with an Israeli intelligence agency. The report, quoting an unnamed source, said investigations and data retrieved from a computer seized from the cell, showed there was correspondence between the Islamic Jihad group’s deputy leader Bassam Abdullah Fadhel Al-Haidari and an Israeli intelligence agency. Saba quoted the source as saying that the correspondence between the two sides included a request from the Israeli side to implement terrorist attacks inside Yemen.
“Islamic Jihad” pointedly mentioned its affiliation with Al Qaeda after claiming responsibility for the September 17 U.S. embassy bombing:
“We, the Organization of Islamic Jihad, belonging to the Al-Qaeda network, repeat our demand of (Yemeni President) Ali Abdullah Saleh to free our detained brothers within 48 hours,” said a statement signed by self-proclaimed leader Abu Ghaith al-Yamani.
The cell included six members led by Emad Ali Saeed al-Rwoni, known as “Abu al-Gaith al-Miqdad al-Yamani.” It has sent several threatening letters  targeting Arab and foreign embassies in Yemen such as embassies of Britain, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
From BBC News: “A terrorist cell was arrested and will be referred to the judicial authorities for its links with the Israeli intelligence services,” President Saleh told a gathering at Al-Mukalla University, in Hadramawt province.
“Details of the trial will be announced later. You will hear about what goes on in the proceedings,” he added.
An Israeli foreign ministry spokesman said the Yemeni president’s statement was without foundation.
According to the Yemen Observer, the network was comprised of 40 people from different Arab nationalities spying for the Mossad (Israeli international intelligence), said sources from National and Political Security Units. The members of the espionage network entered Yemen on the premise of conducting business, tourism, and even for preaching in mosques. Saleh said that the suspected spies form an undercover terrorism cell hiding under a fake religious cloak. Members were arrested individually and found to be in possession of detailed maps for sensitive security sites, intelligence telecommunication units and advanced tracking devices.

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