Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda. As the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan winds down, the White House will soon provide Congress a dossier on about 50 non-Afghan detainees in a U.S. military prison north of Kabul. Their uncertain fate presents sensitive security and legal problems for the Obama administration in an echo of Guantanamo Bay.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A high ranking security official says this week's Yemeni government campaign against al-Qaida aimed at targeting its top leaders and that authorities are examining DNA samples of those killed to determine their identities.
FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — U.S. prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge on Tuesday ordered prosecutors to turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest on in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.
A Yemeni court jailed an Al-Qaeda militant for 15 years on Tuesday on charges of helping plan the murder of the commander of a blistering 2012 offensive against the jihadists. The state security tribunal found Sami Dayan guilty of "taking part in plotting the assassination of General Salem Ali Qatan, the chief military commander in south Yemen." Co-defendant Farhan Awad al-Saadi was jailed for four years. A Somali suicide bomber killed Qatan on June 18, 2012 as he headed to his office in the southern port city of Aden.
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