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President Ali Abdullah Saleh said he would open negotiations with al Qaeda operatives who are willing to lay down their weapons. "Dialogue is the best way ... even with al Qaeda, if they set aside their weapons and return to reason," Saleh said.
The Yemeni military arrested three members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and four others who sheltered them during a raid in the Arhab district in northern Sana'a. The US has halted the transfer of Yemeni al Qaeda detainees being held at Gitmo.
Yemeni security forces have launched operations against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the capital of Sana'a, as well is in the provinces of Shabwa, Marib, and Abyan. Five suspected al Qaeda fighters have been detained. The US reopened its embassy in Sana'a.
Security forces claimed to have killed two members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula who were plotting to attack the US and British embassies in Sana'a. The plot forced the US and Britain to close their embassies. Tribesmen from Marib warned al Qaeda not to operate in their territory.