Monday, September 20, 2010

IN PICTURES: One Iraqi, One German, & Two Yemeni Teenagers Charged in Yemen with Plotting Attacks on Government & Foreign Targets

(From left) Yemeni Saddam 'Ali al-Raymi, German Rami Haners-Hermann Wili, Iraqi 'Abdullah al-Rawi, and Yemeni Badr Ahmad Rashid are charged by the Yemeni government with planning attacks on government and foreign targets inside Yemen.

The suspects, all teenagers, denied the charges when they appeared in court today in the Yemeni capital of San'a (Sana'a). Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has used teenage kamikaze bombers in the recent past, including attacks on South Korean tourists in the ancient city of Shibam in the Hadramaut (Hadramawt) region of eastern Yemen in March 2009.

For background on AQAP and its history, see HERE.

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