Most Wanted: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has risen to prominence over the past month after two US-backed airstrikes targeted training camps and a leadership meeting in Yemen. Just one day after the Christmas Eve strike that targeted Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's top leaders, a Nigerian attempted to blow up an airliner over Detroit. In Yemen, the bomber had received training, the explosive device, and the ideological justification to carry out the attack. The presentation above (click image or click here to view) lists 10 of the most wanted leaders and operatives in the terror group.

For more on Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the terror group's leaders, see:

Radical US cleric survived airstrike in Yemen: family
US launches cruise missile strikes against al Qaeda in Yemen
Yemeni airstrike targets top al Qaeda leaders
Former Guantanamo detainee now al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula's Mufti
Yemen permits wanted al Qaeda leaders to operate in the open
Al Qaeda opens new training camp in Yemen
Arabian Peninsula al Qaeda groups merge
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READER COMMENTS: "Most Wanted: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula"

Posted by TimSln at January 12, 2010 7:44 PM ET:

When future actionable intelligence becomes available, expect more US-backed airstrikes.

Bill, is a presentation on al-Qaeda Central in the works, including identifying those on the Shura Majlis and perhaps including commanders in the Lashkar al Zil?